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Incidence of Ocular Complications in Patients Undergoing Renal Transplantation

Br Med J 1972; 3 doi: (Published 15 July 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;3:133
  1. R. Porter,
  2. A. L. Crombie,
  3. P. S. Gardner,
  4. 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.