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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

Abstract

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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