Jan 1, 1989

Effect of topical prostaglandin D2 on the aqueous humor dynamics in rabbits

Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology = Albrecht Von Graefes Archiv Für Klinische Und Experimentelle Ophthalmologie
Y GohO Hayaishi


Effects of topically applied prostaglandin (PG) D2 on the aqueous outflow facility, uveoscleral flow, and aqueous flow rate were studied in rabbits to reveal its intraocular pressure (IOP)-reducing mechanism. The outflow facility after PGD2 application (50 micrograms) as measured by 2-min tonography was 0.19 microliters/min/mm Hg and did not differ from that before the application (0.22) or from that of the control contralateral eye (0.21). Direct measurement of the uveoscleral flow by perfusion of the anterior chamber for 30 min with fluorescein isothiocyanate-labeled dextran solution showed the flow rate to be about 0.15 microliters/min in indomethacin-treated (10 mg/kg, i.p.) rabbits. In these animals, PGD2 (50 micrograms) was ineffective in changing the flow rate, while PGF2 alpha (50 micrograms) significantly increased the flow by about 35%. Indirect assessment of the effects of PGs on this flow system was made using the uveoscleral flow-antagonizing ability of topical pilocarpine (1.5 mg). IOP reduction by PGD2 (50 micrograms) was only slightly inhibited by pilocarpine, while that by PGF2 alpha (10 micrograms) was markedly reduced. Aqueous flow rate measured fluorophotometrically was about 3.5 microliters/min in normal ey...Continue Reading

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Prostaglandins D
Anterior Chamber of Eye Structure
Ciliary Body
Administration, Topical
Intraocular Pressure Test

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