• Lensectomy-vitrectomy in rabbit eyes with acute protein-induced uveitis provokes severe postoperative inflammation. However, the use of short-term corticosteroids for systemic effect preoperatively and postoperatively eliminates the deleterious effects of surgical trauma. Analysis of the surgical response of eyes with chronic protein-induced uveitis suggests that corticosteroids provide a considerable margin of safety for surgery and may compensate for our inability to appreciate mild episodes of clinically recurrent uveitis.
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