PURPOSE: To conduct zymographic analysis to study the matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) in vitreous samples of patients undergoing pars plana vitrectomy as part of the treatment of vitreoretinal disease. METHODS: Forty-two vitreous samples were collected at the time of pars plana vitrectomy. Diagnoses included severe (exudative) age-related macular degeneration (AMD) (12), macular hole (10), presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome (6), prolife...Expand abstract
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Matrix metalloproteinases and their inhibitors in human vitreous.
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