Increased release of tumour necrosis factor-alpha in human tear fluid after excimer laser induced corneal wound.

@article{Vesaluoma1997IncreasedRO,
  title={Increased release of tumour necrosis factor-alpha in human tear fluid after excimer laser induced corneal wound.},
  author={Minna H. Vesaluoma and A M Teppo and Carola Gr{\"o}nhagen-Riska and Timo M.T. Tervo},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  year={1997},
  volume={81 2},
  pages={145-9}
}
AIMS To measure the pre- and postoperative tear fluid tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) concentration and release in patients undergoing excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). METHODS Tear fluid samples from 18 PRK patients were collected with scaled microcapillary tubes preoperatively (day 0), on the second (day 2), and on the seventh (day 7) postoperative days. The TNF-alpha concentration was measured using a double antibody radioimmunoassay, and the TNF-alpha release was… CONTINUE READING
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