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Curr Eye Res. 1985 May;4(5):531-5.

Drug effects on the neovascularization response to silver nitrate cauterization of the rat cornea.


Neovascular growth into the cornea induced by silver nitrate cauterization is the basis of this experimental model developed to test potential anti-inflammatory drugs for ocular use. Cauterization of the rat cornea with a silver nitrate applicator stick provides the stimulus for neovascularization, which is scored by a "blinded" investigator. Burn stimulus intensity is also scored to substantiate a consistent stimulus among the groups. Compounds showing activity in this model include topical dexamethasone, prednisolone, ticabesone propionate, ketorolac, and phenidone. This model is presented as a practical method for testing anti-inflammatory drugs in the eye.

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