Increased levels of vascular endothelial growth factor and interleukin-6 in the aqueous humor of diabetics with macular edema.

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PURPOSE To investigate the relationship between diabetic macular edema and the levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) in aqueous humor and plasma. DESIGN Comparative cross-sectional study. METHODS Fifty-four eyes from 54 diabetic patients were used. The concentrations of VEGF and IL-6 in undiluted aqueous specimens… (More)

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