Effects of prostaglandins on intraocular pressure recovery rate in rabbits. Academic Article uri icon


  • The actions of a number of prostaglandins (PGs) were studied in unanesthetized rabbits using an intraocular pressure (IOP) recovery-rate method. In topical doses of 0.1 to 10 micrograms, these compounds accelerated the rate at which IOP returned to control levels after an infusion of hypertonic saline. In general, PGE1 appeared more potent than the other PGs at these doses. Arachidonic acid also increased the IOP recovery rate. The effect of arachidonic acid was completely blocked by the cyclooxygenase inhibitor indomethacin. Recovery rate responses to arachidonic acid were increased further after pretreatment with the lipoxygenase inhibitor phenidone. When administered alone, phenidone itself accelerated IOP recovery; this action was also blocked by indomethacin. The IOP recovery rate method appears to be a useful tool for studying ocular effects of PGs and other products or inhibitors of arachidonic acid metabolism.

published proceedings

  • Prostaglandins

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Trzeciakowski, J. P., Chiou, F. Y., Watanabe, K., & Chiou, G. C.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Trzeciakowski, JP||Chiou, FY||Watanabe, K||Chiou, GC

publication date

  • January 1985