Flashcards in Immunology Deck (13)
List some "physical barriers" the eye has to prevent disease
Chemical properties of eye surface
How do tears physically protect against disease?
Mucin layer is anti-adhesive - reduces risk of pathogen adherence to eye
What chemical components of tears help protect against disease?
What is the only part of the eye that has dendritic cells + lymphatic drainage?
The cornea and sclera are avascular. True/False?
How does the fact the cornea and sclera are avascular with no MALT help in protecting the eye?
Downregulates immune response
What is sympathetic ophthalmia?
Rare bilateral granulomatous uveitis due to trauma/surgery to one eye
What are the primary inflammatory mediators in sympathetic ophthalmia?
In sympathetic ophthalmia, the injured eye is known as the excited/sympathetic eye and the fellow eye is known as the excited/sympathetic eye
In sympathetic ophthalmia, the injured eye is known as the excited eye and the fellow eye is known as the sympathetic eye
Give an example of type I hypersensitivity affecting the eye
Give an example of type II hypersensitivity affecting the eye
Ocular cicatricial pemphigoid
Give an example of type III hypersensitivity affecting the eye