Comparison of vitreous and plasma levels of vascular endothelial growth factor, interleukin-6 and hepatocyte growth factor in diabetic and non-diabetic retinal detachment cases.

Abstract

We compared the vitreous and plasma levels of proinflammatory cytokines in diabetic patients who underwent pars plana vitrectomy. Levels of proinflammatory cytokines in the vitreous were higher in the diabetic patients than the non-diabetics while the levels of plasma cytokines were similar. It is thought that this increase in the vitreous is effective in the progression of angiogenesis and the development of proliferative diabetic retinopathy.

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@article{Koak2010ComparisonOV, title={Comparison of vitreous and plasma levels of vascular endothelial growth factor, interleukin-6 and hepatocyte growth factor in diabetic and non-diabetic retinal detachment cases.}, author={Nil{\"{u}fer Koçak and Inci Alacacioğlu and Suleyman Kaynak and Mehmet Ali Ozcan and Olcayto Celik and Faize Yuksel and Ozden Pişkin and Hakan F Oner and Ali Osman Saatci and Mehmet Hilmi Ergin}, journal={Annals of ophthalmology}, year={2010}, volume={42 Spec No}, pages={10-4} }