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Mucosal microvilli in dry eye patients with chronic GVHD.
The ocular surface is a frequent target tissue of mucosal chronic GVHD (cGVHD). We investigated the histopathological features of the conjunctival microvilli in patients with cGVHD. Conjunctival tissue specimens from patients with cGVHD or Sjögren's syndrome (SS) or from healthy individuals were examined by light microscopy and EM, impression cytology, and immunohistochemistry. The cGVHD conjunctivae showed significantly more
Looks at frequency of dry eye and other ocular complications from chronic GvHD in a patient population in Pakistan.
Frequency of ocular manifestations of chronic graft versus host disease.
With the advancement of techniques for haematopoietic cell transplantation, the number of transplant survivors is increasing rapidly and so are the chances of chronic graft versus host disease (cGVHD). The ocular manifestations of this disease have not been explored
Interesting study showing that the MGs and resulting lipid layer are apparently more severely damaged in chronic GHVD compared with Sjogrens or MGD.
By the way... Aussie readers within reach of Sydney? If you're struggling to find a decent dry eye doctor, I'd look up the authors of this study and pump them for info.
Tear physiology in dry eye associated with chronic GVHD.
The purpose of this study was to compare tear physiology characteristics of chronic