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Medical & Surgical Ophthalmology Research

The Impact of Human Microbiota in Ocular Inflammation

  • Open or Close Pedro Simões*

    Egas Moniz Hospital, Portugal

    *Corresponding author: Pedro Simões, Egas Moniz Hospital, Rua da Junqueira, 126, Lisbon, Portugal

Submission: May 13, 2018; Published: May 15, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/MSOR.2018.02.000530

ISSN : 2578-0360
Volume2 Issue1


Microbiota corresponds to the microbial associates that exist in the human body, and the genes they encode, the microbiome. Recent advances in genetic techniques are contributing to a better microbiota characterization. Imbalance in the intestinal microbiota - dysbiosis - is associated with several pathologies and reveals its important role as immunomodulator. These developments are particularly significant in ocular immunology, revealing physiopathologic mechanisms and identifying potential therapeutic targets.

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