Immunological impression cytology of the conjunctival epithelium in patients with thyroid orbitopathy-related dry eye.

Abstract

Thyroid orbitopathy (TO) is an autoimmune disease that is complicated by ocular surface disorders, leading to discomfort. Dry eye is very prevalent in patients with TO. Recent studies on the pathogenesis of dry eye have focused on the inflammatory process, and some supporting evidence has been discovered. Because TO is a disorder of autoimmune origin, we… (More)
DOI: 10.4238/gmr.15039011

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