Journal article

A Model of Glaucoma Induced by Circumlimbal Suture in Rats and Mice

Z He, D Zhao, AK van Koeverden, CT Nguyen, JKH Lim, VHY Wong, AJ Vingrys, BV Bui

JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) | Journal of Visualized Experiments | Published : 2018


The circumlimbal suture is a technique for inducing experimental glaucoma in rodents by chronically elevating intraocular pressure (IOP), a well-known risk factor for glaucoma. This protocol demonstrates a step-by-step guide on this technique in Long Evans rats and C57BL/6 mice. Under general anesthesia, a "purse-string" suture is applied on the conjunctiva, around the equator and behind the limbus of the eye. The fellow eye serves as an untreated control. Over the duration of our study, which was a period of 8 weeks for rats and 12 weeks for mice, IOP remained elevated, as measured regularly by rebound tonometry in conscious animals without topical anesthesia. In both species, the sutured e..

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