A pilot study on the infiltrating cells and cytokine levels in the tear of fungal keratitis patients.

@article{Vasanthi2007APS,
  title={A pilot study on the infiltrating cells and cytokine levels in the tear of fungal keratitis patients.},
  author={Mani Vasanthi and Namperumalsamy Venkatesh Prajna and Prajna N Lalitha and Kannan Mahadevan and Veerappan Muthukkaruppan},
  journal={Indian journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2007},
  volume={55 1},
  pages={27-31}
}
AIM To determine the cellular profile and cytokine levels in the tear fluid of fungal keratitis patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Tear samples were collected from six fungal keratitis patients (Group I) from active stages of the disease up to resolution. Tears collected from the following served as controls: uninfected fellow eye (Group II A) of Group I, patients undergoing cataract surgery (Group II B) and acute conjunctivitis (Group II C). The cellular profile was evaluated. Interleukines (IL… CONTINUE READING