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April 18, 1966

Uveal Autoantibody in Ocular Disease

Author Affiliations

From the Eye Research Laboratories, Department of Ophthalmology, and the Clinical Laboratories, University of California School of Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Schnellmann is now with the Department of Ophthalmology, St. Louis University, St. Louis.

JAMA. 1966;196(3):225-228. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03100160075022

Uveal autoantibody has been noted in patients with ocular disease in significantly greater numbers than in patients without known ocular disease. The occurrence of this antibody has been correlated with bilaterality, duration, and severity of disease. Although a large number of specific ocular syndromes have been evaluated, no individual diagnosis has demonstrated a significantly greater incidence of uveal autoantibody than occurred in the overall ocular disease group.