Incidence of Ocular Complications in Patients Undergoing Renal TransplantationBr Med J 1972; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5819.133 (Published 15 July 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;3:133
- R. Porter,
- A. L. Crombie,
- P. S. Gardner,
- R. P. Uldall
The eyes of 39 patients who had received allogenic renal transplants were examined for signs of disease. Nine (23%) had early posterior subcapsular cataracts, two (5%) developed acute cytomegalovirus retinitis, and one developed steroid-induced glaucoma. The lesions which were found were all attributable to the immunosuppressive drug therapy. Thirty-five (87%) had detectable complement-fixing antibodies to cytomegalovirus.