publication . Article . 2018

Immunology of the eye

Weronika Ratajczak; Beata Tokarz-Deptuła; Wiesław Deptuła;
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  • Published: 05 May 2018 Journal: Postępy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej, volume 72, pages 318-326 (issn: 0032-5449, eissn: 1732-2693, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Index Copernicus
Abstract
<jats:p>The eye is an organ of sight characterized by unusual immunological properties, resulting from its anatomical structure and physiology, as well as the presence of specific elements that, through the mechanisms of innate and adaptive immunity, provide homeostasis of the eyeball. This article reviews the defensive elements of individual eye structures: conjunctiva, cornea, lacrimal gland, anterior chamber of the eye, uvea, retina and eye-associated lymphoid tissue (EALT), where we distinguish associated lymphoid tissue (CALT) and lacrimal drainage associated lymphoid tissue (LDALT). In addition, the immunity of eyes is conditioned by the difference between...
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Medical Subject Headings: eye diseasessense organsgenetic structures
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