Author(s): Vishal Garg
This study was done to know the changes in the levels of potassium in the vitreous humour of eye with increasing time since death by flame photometry method. 200 cases brought to the mortuary of Govt. Medical College, Patiala, formed the material of this study. The cases were divided in 2 groups, burn cases (24) and non-burn cases (176). The data thus collected was analyzed statistically. It was found that the vitreous humour potassium concentration was increasing in a linear fashion with increasing time since death and this increase in the level was independent of the factors like age, sex, environmental temperature and humidity.