The microglia in healthy and diseased retina.

@article{Li2015TheMI,
  title={The microglia in healthy and diseased retina.},
  author={Lu Li and Nicole Eter and Peter Heiduschka},
  journal={Experimental eye research},
  year={2015},
  volume={136},
  pages={116-30}
}
The microglia are the immune cells of the central nervous system and, also the retina. They fulfil several tasks of surveillance in the healthy retina. In case of an injury or disease, microglia become activated and tries to repair the damage. However, in a lot of cases it does not work, and microglia deteriorate the situation by releasing toxic and pro-inflammatory compounds. Moreover, they further promote degenerative processes by attacking and phagocytosing damaged neurones and… CONTINUE READING

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Such deleterious action of the microglia has been observed in degeneration of retinal ganglion cells and photoreceptors , and it takes place in hereditary diseases , infections as well as in case of traumatic or light injuries .
Such deleterious action of the microglia has been observed in degeneration of retinal ganglion cells and photoreceptors , and it takes place in hereditary diseases , infections as well as in case of traumatic or light injuries .
Such deleterious action of the microglia has been observed in degeneration of retinal ganglion cells and photoreceptors , and it takes place in hereditary diseases , infections as well as in case of traumatic or light injuries .
Such deleterious action of the microglia has been observed in degeneration of retinal ganglion cells and photoreceptors , and it takes place in hereditary diseases , infections as well as in case of traumatic or light injuries .
Such deleterious action of the microglia has been observed in degeneration of retinal ganglion cells and photoreceptors , and it takes place in hereditary diseases , infections as well as in case of traumatic or light injuries .
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