Erythropoietin-induced iritis-like reaction

I. Beiran, I. Krasnitz, E. Mezer, E. Meyer, B. Miller

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The present report describes an iritis-like reaction found in 13 patients treated with recombinant human erythropoietin (Eprex), a drug given to hemodialysis patients for their chronic anemia. Among 120 patients being treated by hemodialysis in two centers affiliated with our medical center, ten out of 30 Eprex-treated patients but none of 90 not being treated with Eprex developed this reaction. The observations described support a causal relation between Eprex treatment and the iritis-like reaction. Further investigative effort is needed to establish the mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-16
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Hemodialysis
  • Iritis
  • Recombinant human erythropoietin
  • Renal failure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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