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Gut bacteria dry eye

Hakdong Shin, Kenneth Price, Luong Albert, Jack Dodick, Lisa Park, Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello
UNLABELLED: Wearing contact lenses has been identified as a risk factor for the development of eye conditions such as giant papillary conjunctivitis and keratitis. We hypothesized that wearing contact lenses is associated with changes in the ocular microbiota. We compared the bacterial communities of the conjunctiva and skin under the eye from 58 subjects and analyzed samples from 20 subjects (9 lens wearers and 11 non-lens wearers) taken at 3 time points using a 16S rRNA gene-based sequencing technique (V4 region; Illumina MiSeq)...
2016: MBio
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