Lens-induced uveitis

M. H. Luntz, R. Wright

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Five patients, three of them with lens-induced uveitis and two controls with normal lenses and normal uveas, were tested for antibodies to lens protein by the Ouchterlony and tanned red cell techniques and for delayed hypersensitivity to lens protein by passive transfer through whole leucocytes from the patient to guinea-pigs. One case was clinically typical of endophthalmitis phacoanaphylactica and gave positive results to these tests. The others, which were examples of other clinical types of lens-induced uveitis, were negative, as were the controls. This experimental work supports clinical evidence that hypersensitivity to lens protein plays a part in the aetiology of endophthalmitis phacoanaphylactica.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-320,IN27-IN28,321-323
JournalExperimental Eye Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 1962
Externally publishedYes


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