Recent findings have shown that dry eye disease (keratoconjunctivitis sicca, KCS),similar to other types of ocular surface disease, frequently contains an inflammatory component. This is regulated by immune modulators (e.g. cy-tokines and chemokines), can affect other parts of the integrating functional anatomy of the ocular surface [27] and eventually leads to a vicious circle of degenerative remodelling of the ocular surface. In other mucosal organs of the body it was shown that inflammatory mucosal disease is initiated by destruction of the surface epithelium which allows uncontrolled influx of antigens and leads to a deregulation of the cells of the mucosal immune system. This is characterized by a shift of the effector T cells in the direction of Th1. The main aspects of this pathogenesis have also been verified at the ocular surface in dry eye. Consequently, im-munosuppressive therapy has proven to be effective in moderate to severe cases of dry eye disease.

How To Deal With Rosacea and Eczema

How To Deal With Rosacea and Eczema

Rosacea and Eczema are two skin conditions that are fairly commonly found throughout the world. Each of them is characterized by different features, and can be both discomfiting as well as result in undesirable appearance features. In a nutshell, theyre problems that many would want to deal with.

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