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Oxygen Flux across the Environmental Interface of Teleost Cornea

Naturevolume 214pages384385 (1967) | Download Citation



WHILE the use of oxygen directly from the environment by mammalian cornea was long suspected and had even been shown qualitatively, oxygen uptake by the human cornea in vivo has only recently been measured1–3.

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  1. School of Optometry, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

    • R. M. HILL
    •  & J. SCHOESSLER
  2. College of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, California

    • I. FATT


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