Current as of December 10, 2023
The purpose of this project is to evaluate intra-ocular tissue such as iris or vitreous from uveitis patients in order to analyze the type and character of the inflammatory response. Patients with a history of uveitis who require cataract surgery or vitreous surgery because of the clinical complications of inflammation, will be entered in this study. The lymphocyte subsets in the peripheral blood and ocular tissue will be compared and categorized by disease. The presence of soluble lymphokines in the intra-ocular fluid will be analyzed. Long term cell cultures of vitreal cells will be attem...
- Patients of either sex will be admitted to this study.
- All patients should have a previous history of uveitis.
- The patient must have lenticular or vitreal opacities which are significantly impairing their vision and for which surgical removal of the opacity has a reasonable chance of improving the vision.
- Patients should have vision of 20/80 or worse.
- Patients may have any of the following syndromes: anterior uveitis, including HLA-B27-associated iritis and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, ocular sarcoid, intermediate uveitis and pars planitis, birdshot retinochoroidopathy, Behcet's disease, Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada's syndrome, sympathic ophthalmia and idiopathic posterior uveitis.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID, /ˈnaɪ.æd/) is one of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NIAID's mission is to conduct basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.
Immunology at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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