Gender disparities in ocular inflammatory disorders.

  title={Gender disparities in ocular inflammatory disorders.},
  author={H. Nida Sen and Janet Davis and Didar Uçar and Austin Fox and Chi Chao Chan and Debra A. Goldstein},
  journal={Current eye research},
  volume={40 2},
Ocular inflammatory disorders disproportionately affect women, and the majority of affected women are of childbearing age. The role of sex or reproductive hormones has been proposed in many other inflammatory or autoimmune disorders, and findings from non-ocular autoimmune diseases suggest a complex interaction between sex hormones, genetic factors and the immune system. However, despite the age and sex bias, factors that influence this disparity are complicated and unclear. This review aims to… CONTINUE READING


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