Vitreous Fluorophotometry

  • Jose Cunha-Vaz


There are numerous examples of restricted permeability in the ocular tissues, particularly between the ocular humors and the blood that protect them from multiple variations to which the blood is constantly subjected. Information accumulated in the last decade has shown that two main barrier systems are present in the eye. The first, the blood-retinal barrier (BRB), separates the retinal neural tissue from the blood. The second, the so-called blood-aqueous barrier (BAB), regulates the exchanges between the blood and the intraocular fluids.


Diabetic Retinopathy Retinal Pigment Epithelium Aqueous Humor Fluorescein Angiography Vitreous Humor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jose Cunha-Vaz
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of Illinois Eye and Ear InfirmaryChicagoUSA

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