16 Jun 2016 : Duncan Farrow

Modelling hydrogen clearance from a rat retina

Speaker : Dr Duncan Farrow – Murdoch University

Venue    : Thu 16 Jun 2016, 4pm (Murdoch University, ECL2.031)



Blood flow in biological tissue can be studied by measuring the clearance of an injected inert solution such as hydrogen saturated saline. Studying clearance in the eye is complicated by the vascular structure varying signicantly through the choroid and retina. The majority of the blood flow is in the choroid but hydrogen diffuses into the retina complicating the measured clearance response. This talk will present two models of hydrogen clearance. The results of these models will be compared with laboratory measurements of hydrogen clearance in a rat retina.


Image sources: Feature image extracted from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macula_of_retina, where it is reproduced from Häggström, Mikael. “Medical gallery of Mikael Häggström 2014“. Wikiversity Journal of Medicine 1 (2). DOI:10.15347/wjm/2014.008. Graphics above reproduced from Science of DME

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