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Article
February 1979

Vitrectomy in Experimental UveitisII. Method in Eyes With Protein-Induced Uveitis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospitals of Iowa, Iowa City.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(2):336-339. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020010182022
Abstract

• 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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