International Ophthalmology

, Volume 18, Issue 5, pp 313–314 | Cite as

Fuchs' heterochromic cyclitis: an immunological disease or an immunological response?

  • Philip I. Murray
Brief Communication from The International Uveitis Study Group

Abstract

Over a 10 year period, a large number of immunological investigations were performed on the peripheral blood, iris and aqueous humour of patients with Fuchs' heterochromic cyclitis (FHC). Many immunological aberrations were detected, but it was felt these may indicate a response to a variety of initiating or unrelated factors rather than reflecting a disease of true immunological origin.

Key words

aqueous humour Fuchs' heterochromic cyclitis immunology iris 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip I. Murray
    • 1
  1. 1.Academic Unit of OphthalmologyBirmingham and Midland Eye HospitalBirminghamUK

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