Table of Contents
ISRN Ophthalmology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 706201, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/706201
Clinical Study

Age and Positional Effect on the Anterior Chamber Angle: Assessment by Ultrasound Biomicroscopy

1Ruiz Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 6431 Fannin Street, MSB 7.024, Houston, TX 77030, USA
2Robert Cizik Eye Clinic, 6400 Fannin Street, Suite 1800, Houston, TX 77030, USA
3Department of Ophthalmology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, Mail Code 6230, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
4Ophthalmology Department, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, P.O. Box 365067, San Juan, PR 00936, USA
5Houston Eye Associates, 2855 Gramercy Street, Houston, TX 77025, USA

Received 8 March 2013; Accepted 1 April 2013

Academic Editors: U. U. Inan, T. Mimura, and M. Nakazawa

Copyright © 2013 Nicholas P. Bell et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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