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Fibroblast-like cells on intraocular lens implants: phagocytosing erythrocytes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6615748     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An intraocular lens implant had to be removed 4 years after its implantation from the eye of a patient on warfarin (Coumadin) medication because of repeated intraocular haemorrhages. Implant cytology staining revealed a continuous membrane on the removed implant that contained relatively few large foreign body giant cells and great numbers of small fibroblast-like cells. An impressive clean-up function of the fibroblast-like cells with phagocytosis of whole erythrocytes was observed.
J R Wolter; P R Lichter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0007-1161     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  1983 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-11-23     Completed Date:  1983-11-23     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421041     Medline TA:  Br J Ophthalmol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  641-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Eye / pathology
Eye Diseases / chemically induced,  pathology*
Fibroblasts / pathology*
Hemorrhage / chemically induced,  pathology*
Lenses, Intraocular / adverse effects*
Warfarin / adverse effects
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