• A system for the in vitro study of adherence of Staphylococcus aureus to rabbit corneal epithelial cells has been developed. Bacteria isolated from normal eyes showed the same adherence capacity, on the average, as bacteria from infected eyes. Adherence was not inhibited by preincubation of bacteria with bovine serum albumin, D-mannose, or N-acetylglucosamine.
Johnson AP, Wool BM, Johnson MK. Adherence of Staphylococcus aureus to Rabbit Corneal Epithelial Cells. Arch Ophthalmol. 1984;102(8):1229-1231. doi:10.1001/archopht.1984.01040030999035