The immunology of corneal graft rejection.

  title={The immunology of corneal graft rejection.},
  author={Guilherme Henrique da Silva Rocha and Jean G Deschenes and J. James Rowsey},
  journal={Critical reviews in immunology},
  volume={18 4},
Corneal transplantation is the most successful of organ transplants due to the fact that the eye is an immunologically privileged site, and the cornea is an immunologically privileged tissue. The factors responsible for this include presence of the blood-aqueous barrier, the avascularity of the cornea, the absence of classic antigen-presenting cells (APCs) in the central cornea, inhibitory factors in the aqueous humor, the phenomenon known as anterior chamber-associated immune deviation (ACAID… CONTINUE READING
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