Oxygen Uptake from a Reservoir of Limited Volume by the Human Cornea in vivo

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Science  06 Dec 1963:
Vol. 142, Issue 3597, pp. 1295-1297
DOI: 10.1126/science.142.3597.1295


Oxygen flux across the anterior surface of the human cornea from a closed reservoir of air-saturated, physiological, isotonic saline was measured in vivo as a function of time. The rate of oxygen consumption calculated from this flux compares favorably with estimates given in the literalure, which were based on studies in which the microrespirometer technique of Warburg was used.