The relationship between retinal vessel tortuosity, diameter, and transmural pressure

@article{Kylstra1986TheRB,
  title={The relationship between retinal vessel tortuosity, diameter, and transmural pressure},
  author={J. A. Kylstra and Tomasz Wierzbicki and Myron L. Wolbarsht and Maurice B. Landers and Einar Stef{\'a}nsson},
  journal={Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology},
  year={1986},
  volume={224},
  pages={477-480}
}
Increases in retinal vein tortuosity are thought to be caused by increases in vascular transmural pressure. We have attempted to determine the relationship between retinal vessel tortuosity, diameter, and transmural pressure by examining the effects of changes in transmural pressure on latex tubes with fixed ends. As the transmural pressure is raised, tube diameter increases, but tortuosity does not begin increasing until a critical pressure is reached. Above the critical pressure, tortuosity… CONTINUE READING
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