What is it about?
We do repeated impression cytology to assay the level of transcripts in the conjunctiva at different time points after glaucoma surgery.
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Why is it important?
Inflammatory gene expression is significantly downregulated years after trabeculectomy (in six critical genes). This shows that glaucoma surgery may be preferable to long term chronic glaucoma medications that induce inflammation.
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This page is a summary of: Altered expression level of inflammation-related genes and long-term changes in ocular surface after trabeculectomy, a prospective cohort study, The Ocular Surface, October 2018, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jtos.2018.06.005.
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