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Article
June 1968

Patterns in Experimental Uveitis

Author Affiliations

San Francisco
From the Department of Ophthalmology, Eye Research Laboratories, and the Clinical Laboratories, University of California Medical Center, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1968;79(6):763-767. doi:10.1001/archopht.1968.03850040765020
Abstract

Two distinct anatomic patterns of anterior uveal inflammation have been noted in experimental uveitis. One, the exogenous type, appears to follow limbal-trabecular channels and is most frequently characterized by trabecular inflammation. The other, or endogenous type, demonstrates inflammatory cell clusters adjacent to the long ciliary vessels and presents as ciliary body inflammation. Six models of experimental uveitis have been evaluated and classified according to this histologic division. Each model primarily demonstrates exogenous or endogenous distribution.

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