Re: Cornea disease
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.
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
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