Functional anatomy and immunological interactions of ocular surface and adnexa.

@article{Paulsen2008FunctionalAA,
  title={Functional anatomy and immunological interactions of ocular surface and adnexa.},
  author={Friedrich Paulsen},
  journal={Developments in ophthalmology},
  year={2008},
  volume={41},
  pages={21-35}
}
BACKGROUND This chapter gives an overview about the structures and physiology of the ocular surface and its adnexa and focuses in a second part on the possible meaning of eye-associated lymphoid tissue (EALT) in a context with the development of dry eye. METHODS Sections deal with (1) anatomy of the ocular surface, lacrimal gland, eyelid and nasolacrimal ducts. (2) The meaning and importance of the lacrimal functional unit and the function of the mucosal innate immune system are briefly… CONTINUE READING

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