Dry Eye Syndrome’s Cellular Origins Discovered

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Researchers have identified a cause of dry eyes at the cellular level: natural killer (NK) cells that usually enhance eyes’ immunity play a role in causing the inflammation that is at the root of dry eye syndrome.  This new understanding of the origins of dry eye syndrome could help develop new drugs that treat the causes rather than the symptoms of the condition.  The study appeared in the June 2011 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology; Source: Medical News Today

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