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Antibodies to lens antigens in cataract and after cataract surgery.
  1. S. H. Nissen,
  2. P. Andersen and
  3. H. M. Andersen

    Abstract

    By means of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) antibodies to whole lens homogenate were found in 50.0% of 38 patients with senile cataract and in 57.3% of 75 controls. The antibody titres were in the range of 10-160 in both groups. IgG antibodies occurred in 44.7% of patients and in 45.3% of controls, whereas IgM antibodies were found in 21.1% of the patients and in 40.0% of the controls (not significant). Postoperative uveitis occurred in 5 (31.6%) of 19 patients, who had antibodies in serum prior to the operation and in only 2 (10.5%) of 19 antibody-negative patients (P = 0.10).

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