The effect of age on aqueous humor formation in man

Ophthalmology. 1981 Mar;88(3):283-8. doi: 10.1016/s0161-6420(81)35037-4.


The rate of aqueous formation was measured with fluorophotometry in a group of 113 normal human subjects who ranged in age from 20 to 83 years. A slight decrease in the rate of aqueous humor formation with aging was detected, but the rate was remarkably stable. The rate of aqueous humor formation was more stable than intraocular pressure or anterior chamber volume in this group and more stable than the tonographic C value reported by other investigators.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aging*
  • Aqueous Humor / physiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Male
  • Middle Aged