Choroidal blood flow as a heat dissipating mechanism in the macula

Leonard M. Parver, Charles Auker, David O. Carpenter

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We studied the possible role of the choroidal circulation in stabilizing the temperature environment of the retina and the retinal pigment epithelium. Temperature measurements were taken from the retina and choroid of the monkey eye while the ambient illumination and choroidal blood flow were varied. The results showed that the choroidal circulation plays a significant role in dissipating heat generated by the focusing of light at the macula and suggest that this function may be a primary reason for the relatively high values of choroidal blood flow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)641-646
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume89
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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Retina
Hot Temperature
Temperature
Choroid
Retinal Pigment Epithelium
Lighting
Haplorhini
Light

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Parver, L. M., Auker, C., & Carpenter, D. O. (1980). Choroidal blood flow as a heat dissipating mechanism in the macula. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 89(5), 641-646.

Choroidal blood flow as a heat dissipating mechanism in the macula. / Parver, Leonard M.; Auker, Charles; Carpenter, David O.

In: American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 89, No. 5, 1980, p. 641-646.

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Parver, LM, Auker, C & Carpenter, DO 1980, 'Choroidal blood flow as a heat dissipating mechanism in the macula', American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 89, no. 5, pp. 641-646.
Parver, Leonard M. ; Auker, Charles ; Carpenter, David O. / Choroidal blood flow as a heat dissipating mechanism in the macula. In: American Journal of Ophthalmology. 1980 ; Vol. 89, No. 5. pp. 641-646.
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