Cicatrizing and autoimmune diseases

Saadia Rashid, M. Reza Dana

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Scopus citations


Autoimmune disorders of the ocular surface represent a clinically heterogeneous group of conditions where acute and chronic autoreactive mechanisms can cause significant damage to the eye. When severe and affecting the epithelium and substantia propria of the conjunctiva, cicatrization can ensue, leading to significant mechanical alterations as a result of the fibrosis. These conditions, though generally infrequent, can be the cause of profound pathology and visual disability, and often need systemic immune modulation for therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationImmune Response and the Eye
EditorsJerry Niederkorn, Henry Kaplan
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Jul 30 2007
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameChemical Immunology and Allergy
ISSN (Print)1660-2242

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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