Assessing quantitatively the state of the blood-aqueous barrier by laser flare photometry: a review


  • Oleksandra Zborovska State Institution “The Filatov Institute of Eye Diseases and Tissue Therapy of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine”
  • Oleksandra Dorokhova State Institution “The Filatov Institute of Eye Diseases and Tissue Therapy of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine”
  • Andrii Korol State Institution “The Filatov Institute of Eye Diseases and Tissue Therapy of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine”
  • Ksenia Troyanovska State Institution “The Filatov Institute of Eye Diseases and Tissue Therapy of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine”
  • Oleg Zadorozhnyy State Institution “The Filatov Institute of Eye Diseases and Tissue Therapy of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine”
  • Viktoriia Kolesnichenko Filatov Institute of Eye Diseases and Tissue Therapy, NAMS of Ukraine
  • Nataliya Pasyechnikova State Institution “The Filatov Institute of Eye Diseases and Tissue Therapy of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine”



laser flare photometry, blood-aqueous barrier, blood–ocular barrier, uveitis


This review discusses the experience in applying laser flare photometry, a non-invasive technique, in ophthalmology, to assess quantitatively the state of the blood-aqueous barrier (BAB) in patients with certain ocular and systemic disorders. The method allows reliable detection of such biomarkers of the state of the BAB as the intensity of the scattered light (flare) and number of cells in the aqueous of the anterior chamber, sometimes even at the subclinical level, which significantly improves the capability for early diagnosis and objective treatment monitoring.


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Zborovska O, Dorokhova O, Korol A, Troyanovska K, Zadorozhnyy O, Kolesnichenko V, Pasyechnikova N. Assessing quantitatively the state of the blood-aqueous barrier by laser flare photometry: a review. J.ophthalmol. (Ukraine) [Internet]. 2023 Sep. 4 [cited 2024 May 29];(4):67-73. Available from: