Resveratrol role in Staphylococcus aureus-induced corneal inflammation (pages 61–64)
Andreana Marino, Giuseppe Santoro, Francesca Spataro, Eugenia R. Lauriano, Simona Pergolizzi, Francesco Cimino, Antonio Speciale, Antonia Nostro, Giuseppe Bisignano and Giacomo Dugo
Version of Record online: 3 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/2049-632X.12046
Corneal inflammatory diseases are often associated to Staphylococcus aureus (limbitis, blepharo-conjunctivitis, superficial punctate keratopathy, staphylococcal marginal keratitis, and corneal abscesses). Except for corneal abscesses, S. aureus induced corneal inflammation seems to be related to host hypersensitivity rather than to a classical invasive infection. This new approach targeting the immune-modulation of the corneal epithelium seems to be an attractive alternative solution to conventional treatment consisting of corticosteroid drops.