Dr. Dimitra Skondra E-Mail
Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, The University of Chicago, USA
Emerging data show relationships between the microbiome and eye diseases. Dysregulation of ocular surface microbiota has been associated with a variety of pro-inflammatory states. Other research has explored the effects of the oral, nasopharyngeal and gastrointestinal microbiota on ophthalmic diseases. Characterizing the ways these microbiome influence ocular homeostasis and pathogenesis may lead to research on new strategies for managing ophthalmic disease. In this special issue, we welcome original articles and review articles focusing the new evolving field of role of microbiota in ocular diseases.