Title

Homeostasis and Defense at the Surface of the Eye. The Conjunctival Microbiota.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2021

Publication Title

Current eye research

Keywords

JGM, Aging, Bacteria, Conjunctiva, Contact Lenses, Eye Infections, Bacterial, Homeostasis, Humans, Immunity, Innate, Microbiota, Sequence Analysis, DNA

JAX Source

Curr Eye Res 2021 Jan; 46(1):1-6

Volume

46

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

6

ISSN

1460-2202

PMID

32584612

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1080/02713683.2020.1788100

Abstract

The literature on ocular microbiome has grown tremendously over the past decade, and our knowledge of the different aspects and roles in homeostasis and protection is continuously growing. The development of 16 S rRNA sequencing has allowed the field to characterize communities of bacteria in health and ocular disease. Efforts should continue to further elucidate the interplay between microbiome and key players, such as age, comorbidities, and contact lens usage in order to have better control of the sight-threatening complications.

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