Journal article

Nonhuman Primate Ocular Biometry

Robert C Augusteyn, Bianca Maceo Heilman, Arthur Ho, Jean-Marie Parel

Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science | ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC | Published : 2016


PURPOSE: To examine ocular growth in nonhuman primates (NHPs) from measurements on ex vivo eyes. METHODS: We obtained NHP eyes from animals that had been killed as part of other studies or because of health-related issues. Digital calipers were used to measure the horizontal, vertical, and anteroposterior globe diameters as well as corneal horizontal and vertical diameters of excised globes from 98 hamadryas baboons, 551 cynomolgus monkeys, and 112 rhesus monkeys, at ages ranging from 23 to 360 months. Isolated lens sagittal thickness and equatorial diameter were measured by shadowphotogrammetry. Wet and fixed dry weights were obtained for lenses. RESULTS: Nonhuman primate globe growth conti..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Supported in part by NIH Research Grants R01EY014225, R01 EY021834, F31EY021444 (NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowship [BMH]); Center Grant P30EY14801; the Australian Federal Government CRC Scheme through the Vision Cooperative Research Centre; the Florida Lions Eye Bank; unrestricted funds from Research to Prevent Blindness and from Karl R. Olsen and Martha E Hildebrandt; and the Henri and Flore Lesieur Foundation (JMP).