Ocular microbiome and the healthy eye

The healthy eye microbiome is composed of a variety of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa.

The composition of the ocular microbiome varies depending on the region of the eye considered and can be influenced by several factors, such as age, gender, diet and contact lens use.

The most common bacteria found in the healthy eye microbiome include Staphiloccoccus epiderm.

These bacteria are capable of producing antimicrobial compounds that help prevent colonization by potentially harmful pathogens.
In addition, the healthy ocular microbiome is characterized by high microbial diversity and a low concentration of pathogenic microorganisms.

The ocular microbiome plays an important role in protecting the eye from infection by external pathogens, regulating ocular inflammation, and producing tear film.

In addition, the healthy ocular microbiome has been associated with a lower risk of developing eye diseases such as dry eye syndrome.
Understanding the healthy ocular microbiome is important for the development of targeted therapies for eye diseases.


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