Pigment epithelium-derived factor in the vitreous is low in diabetic retinopathy and high in rhegmatogenous retinal detachment.

@article{Ogata2001PigmentEF,
  title={Pigment epithelium-derived factor in the vitreous is low in diabetic retinopathy and high in rhegmatogenous retinal detachment.},
  author={Nahoko Ogata and Joyce Tombran-Tink and Maki Nishikawa and Tetsuya Nishimura and Yumiko Mitsuma and Taiji Sakamoto and Miyo Matsumura},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2001},
  volume={132 3},
  pages={378-82}
}
PURPOSE To report the levels of pigment epithelium-derived factor in the vitreous of patients with diabetic retinopathy, rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, and idiopathic macular hole. METHODS Using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, we measured the levels of pigment epithelium-derived factor in the vitreous of 34 eyes of 33 patients who underwent vitrectomy for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy (17 eyes of 16 patients), rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (10 eyes), and idiopathic macular… CONTINUE READING
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