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You’ve heard of the gut microbiome – how about the “eye” microbiome?

Contrary to what people might think, the eyes aren’t a spotless, aseptic environment. Just like the gut and the skin, the eyes are a perfect environment for a host of various microorganisms that could be key to preserving good ocular – or eye – health.  In an article published in The Conversation, Tony St. Leger of the University of Pittsburgh said that the right amount of bacteria on the surface of the eyes could promote protective immunity. Learning how to utilize these microbes, he added, could help in the development of therapies for some eye disorders such as dry eye disease, Sjogren’s syndrome and corneal scarring.  Read more....

 

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