Re: Cornea disease

From:Barry Rittman

I do not know the answer to your questions but bear in mind that
1.    the cornea provides a moist surface and many of the chemicals and their vapors we use are soluble in aqueous solutions. The good news is that tears probably eliminate the vast majority by dilution.
2.    the cornea does not contain antigen presenting cells except at the limbic regions. This means that antigens have the possibilty of penetrating without the initial antigenic challenge. Although I  am not a pathologist, I belive that this is a major  reason that viral infections in the cornea are difficult to eliminate.
My advice is to be careful but not neurotic.
Barry wrote:

Greetings to all,
      I'm curious if anyone would know if developing cornea disease is somewhat common in the lab world?  With all the chemicals and fumes we work with, I wouldn't be surprised.

Deb King, HT
Sacramento, CA

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