The central role of conjunctival mast cells in the pathogenesis of ocular allergy.


Ocular allergic diseases are characterized by specific activation of conjunctival mast cells with subsequent release of preformed and newly formed mediators. Mast-cell numbers on the ocular surface are increased in all forms of allergic conjunctivitis. Mast-cell activation plays a central role in the development of the ocular allergic reaction, which can be… (More)


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