Measurement of optic nerve blood flow with nonradioactive colored microspheres in rabbits.

The objective of this study was to establish a nonradioactive technique to accurately assess blood flow in a small tissue such as the anterior optic nerve. Colored microspheres, 10.2 +/- 0.23 microns in diameter, were injected into the left atrium in each of 17 anesthetized rabbits. The rabbits were divided into four groups injected, respectively, with 5… (More)