Ocular microbiota and diagnosis of systemic diseases
Some systemic diseases, such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis, can also occur at the eye level.
Ocular microbiota testing may be useful to identify any changes in ocular microbiota in these patients and to assess whether these changes may be related to systemic diseases.
In addition, the test can help identify any pathogenic microorganisms associated with eye diseases and monitor the effectiveness of therapy.
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