Accession Number:

ADA025001

Title:

Stored Blood Function.

Descriptive Note:

Technical progress rept. no. 4, 1 Jan-31 Dec 75,

Corporate Author:

EYE RESEARCH INST OF RETINA FOUNDATION BOSTON MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-04-30

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Techniques have been developed to perfuse isolated cow eyes with whole blood at physiological rates of flow and controlled levels of pO2, pCO2, and pH, for extended periods of time up to 24 hours. This experimental eye model has been designed to study the effects of changes in blood parameters on retinal metabolism and circulation. Using fresh and stored blood alternately to perfuse the isolated eye, the author investigates the influence of red cell affinity for oxygen on the retinal circulation an increase in red cell affinity, in stored blood, produces a dilation of the retinal arteries.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE