[Immunologic disorders in young patients with retinal vein thrombosis]

Vestn Oftalmol. May-Jun 1991;107(3):44-8.
[Article in Russian]


Immunologic shifts in 53 patients with retinal vein thrombosis, aged 20 to 41, were under study. Present-day immunologic methods were employed to investigate the status of the humoral and cellular immunity and define the infection rate. The results were assessed functionally and immunologically. The authors have revealed the contribution of infection to the development of retinal vein thrombosis in young patients, analyzed for the first time the immunity status of such patients, detected the signs of humoral immunodeficiency are senting as gammapathies and impaired complex formation, showed the relationship between thromboses and genetic predisposition and the role of the erythrocytic phenotype in the development of a cyst-like edema; this permitted them develop recommendations on the disease source and outcome prediction and on the choice of drugs.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypergammaglobulinemia / etiology*
  • Immunoglobulin M / analysis*
  • Leukocyte Count
  • Lymphopenia / etiology*
  • Male
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion / complications
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion / immunology*
  • T-Lymphocytes / immunology*
  • T-Lymphocytes / pathology


  • Immunoglobulin M