Immune privilege in the anterior chamber of the eye.

  title={Immune privilege in the anterior chamber of the eye.},
  author={Jerry Y. Niederkorn},
  journal={Critical reviews in immunology},
  volume={22 1},
Since the 19th century, it has been recognized that the anterior chamber of the eye permits the prolonged, and sometimes permanent, survival of foreign tissue and tumor grafts. It was initially believed that the absence of patent lymphatics draining the interior of the eye prevented antigens from reaching regional lymphoid tissues. However, sequestration of intraocular antigens alone cannot account for ocular immune privilege, and a clear picture is now emerging that a constellation of… CONTINUE READING
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