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[The effect of opsonins on erythrocytes' phagocytosis in the vitreous--clinical observations (Part B)]

Author(s): Raczynska K, Iwaszkiewicz-Bilikiewicz B

Affiliation(s): Katedry i Kliniki Chorob Oczu Akademii Medycznej w Gdansku.

Publication date & source: 2004, Klin Oczna., 106(3 Suppl):404-6.

Publication type: Clinical Trial

PURPOSE: We demonstrate clinical material collected during several years, which illustrates the possibilities of immunotherapy in intravitreous hemorrhages. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Immunotherapy was applied in 172 persons, Rh-positive in 174 eyes with intravitreal hemorrhages of a various etiology. The therapy consisted of injecting preparations containing IgG anti RhD antibodies into the vitreous. RESULTS: Visual acuity improvement has been obtained in 77.6% of eyes. CONCLUSIONS: Summing up the effects of immunotherapy of hemorrhages into the vitreous body, it is necessary to stress the simplicity of performance of the procedure, its insignificant invasions and security resulting from the application of natural, human immunoglobulin.

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