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      Histamine in the Human Eye


      Ophthalmic Research

      S. Karger AG

      Histamine, Human eye, Ocular tissues, Endophthalmitis, Ocular injury, Glaucoma

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          Various ocular structures (iris, ciliary body, choroid, retina, sclera, optic nerve) were enucleated from human eyes suffering endophthalmitis, perforative wounds of cornea and/or sclera, or uncontrolled glaucoma, and were tested for their histamine content. All of the tested tissues contained histamine with the highest and the lowest values always found in the uvea and retina, respectively. The eyes of the ‘endophthalmitis’ group showed histamine levels 5–10 times higher than amine levels found in the traumatized eyes, whereas the eyes of the ‘glaucoma’ group were characterized by intermediate amine contents.

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          Ophthalmic Res
          Ophthalmic Research
          S. Karger AG
          04 December 2009
          : 19
          : 2
          : 72-75
          Department of Biogenic Amines, Polish Academy of Sciences, and Clinic of Ophthalmology, University School of Medicine, Lodz, Poland
          265476 Ophthalmic Res 1987;19:72–75
          © 1987 S. Karger AG, Basel

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