Toxicity of intravitreal urokinase was studied by injection of various doses of urokinase in primate eyes. Doses of 22,500 CTA units or less produced no toxic effects on the eye. Higher doses caused retinal degeneration, transient lens opacities, and cloudy vitreous. Urokinase was ineffective in clearing experimentally induced vitreous hemorrhage if injected as early as 24 hours after the intravitreal blood or as late as six months thereafter.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1975|
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