The eye is not immune to immunity -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

The eye is not immune to immunity

01.02.2018

Image: green and red cells under the microscope; Copyright: Sue Menko, Thomas Jefferson University

Red staining represents the immune cells invading the site of the lens and turning into cells that cause scarring (labeled in green). Contrary to long-established dogma, the eye can host an active immune response that could both heal injury and contribute to loss of vision.