Author(s):Chandra SR, McMeel JW, Field RA. Conjunctival capillary fragility: a preliminary study. Arch Ophthalmol. 1979 Apr;97(4):749-51.
Journal: Archives Of Ophthalmology (Chicago, Ill. : 1960), Volume 97, Issue 4, Apr 1979
Conjunctival capillary fragility (CCF) and skin capillary fragility (SCF) were studied by a negative-pressure suction cup method in 25 normal subjects and 38 diabetic patients with diabetic retinopathy. The CCF was significantly higher (P less than .001) in patients with diabetic retinopathy than in normal subjects; there was no significant difference in the SCF.