Plasminogen activator inhibitor in human tears after laser refractive surgery.

@article{Csutak2008PlasminogenAI,
  title={Plasminogen activator inhibitor in human tears after laser refractive surgery.},
  author={Adrienne Csutak and David M. Silver and J{\'o}zsef Tőzs{\'e}r and Zita Steiber and P{\'e}ter Bagossi and Ziad Hassan and Andr{\'a}s Berta},
  journal={Journal of cataract and refractive surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={34 6},
  pages={897-901}
}
PURPOSE To observe levels of plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI) in human tears after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). SETTING University medical center eye clinic. METHODS Tear samples were collected from 46 eyes having PRK and 13 eyes having LASIK immediately before and after surgery and on the first (LASIK), third (PRK), and fifth (PRK) postoperative days. Analyses used enzyme-linked immunoassay, yielding 61 PRK PAI-1 determinations and 146… CONTINUE READING