Aqueous humour analysis in Fuchs' heterochromic cyclitis
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Aqueous humor from 23 patients with Fuchs' heterochromic cyclitis (FHC) was analysed by a number of immunological methods. Intraocular IgG synthesis was found in 65% of patients and oligoclonal IgG bands, mainly of the IgG1 subclass, identified in 57%. There was a relative increase in IgG1 (P less than 0.01) as compared to patients with senile cataract. Local production of the cytokine Interleukin-6 was demonstrated in 63% of patients (P less than 0.01). Analysis of aqueous by HPLC and SDS-PAGE failed to reveal any abnormalities specific for FHC. These findings add further evidence to the theory of immune dysregulation in this condition.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Current eye research|
|Publication status||Published - 1990|