Is the superior cornea continuously swollen?

@article{Erickson2002IsTS,
  title={Is the superior cornea continuously swollen?},
  author={Paul D. Erickson and Timothy L. Comstock and Steve G. Zantos},
  journal={Clinical & experimental optometry},
  year={2002},
  volume={85 3},
  pages={
          168-71
        }
}
BACKGROUND During waking hours, the upper eyelid typically covers the superior two millimetres of the cornea. This partial oxygen barrier is the presumed cause of the reversibly elevated epithelial oxygen uptake in this region of the cornea. We studied the thickness profile of the vertical corneal meridian before and after extended exposure to a uniform hypoxic stimulus to ascertain the extent of chronic superior corneal swelling that might be attributable to coverage by the upper lid… CONTINUE READING
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