The Ocular Microbiome and Microbiota and their Effects on Ocular Surface Pathophysiology and Disorders.

Aragona P, Baudouin C, Benitez Del Castillo JM, Messmer E, Barabino S, Merayo-Lloves J, Brignole-Baudouin F, Inferrera L, Rolando M, Mencucci R, Rescigno M, Bonini S, Labetoulle M.
Surv Ophthalmol. 2021 Apr 2:S0039-6257(21)00083-7. doi: 10.1016/j.survophthal.2021.03.010. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33819460 Review.
The ocular surface flora performs an important role in the defense mechanisms of the ocular surface system. Its regulation of the immunological activity and the barrier effect against pathogen invasion are remarkable. Composition of the flora differs accordin …