Conjunctiva microbiota

Conjunctiva microbiota

The conjunctiva, which is exposed to the environment and connected to the skin of the eyelid, has different types of microbes. Conjunctival microbiota contributes to infectious and autoimmune diseases of the eye, such as conjunctivitis, keratitis, endophthalmitis, vernal keratoconjunctivitis and dry eye [2].

Which bacteria can be present normally in the conjunctiva?

Conclusion. Coagulase-negative staphylococci are the most common bacteria isolated from conjunctiva and lid margin.

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