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October 1971

The Role of Indigenous Bacteria in Producing Anterior Ocular Inflammation

Author Affiliations

Bethesda, Md; San Francisco
From the Laboratory of Microbial Immunity, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md (Dr. McMaster), and the Eye Research Laboratories, Department of Ophthalmology, University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco (Drs. Aronson and Moore).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;86(4):443-445. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.01000010445015

This study examines the role of Staphylococcus epidermidis, an indigenous bacterium of the conjunctival sac, in producing inflammation in the anterior ocular segment of sutured germfree guinea pigs.