Transthyretin levels in the vitreous correlate with change in visual acuity after vitrectomy

  • Van Aken E
  • De Letter E
  • Veckeneer M
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Abstract

BACKGROUND/AIM: Little is known about biochemical markers related to change in visual acuity after vitrectomy. The potential use of transthyretin (TTR), a carrier of the retinol/retinol-binding protein, as a biochemical marker protein, was investigated. METHODS: TTR was measured using immunonephelometry in a group of patients (n = 77) in longstanding (>1 week) retinal detachment (n = 29), fresh (

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Authors

  • E. Van Aken

  • E. A. De Letter

  • M. Veckeneer

  • L. Derycke

  • T. Van Enschot

  • I. Geers

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