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Translated title of the contribution: Lymphatics and the eye

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Abstract

The lymphatic system, fundamental for body fluid homeostasis and immune system functions, also participates in pathological processes including cancer, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. Many aspects of the lymphatic system are unclear, but great advancements have been made – e.g. the discovery of meningeal lymphatics and the lymphatic-like nature of Schlemm’s canal. Lymphatic-like structures were also recently discovered in proliferative diabetic retinopathy, a severe diabetic eye complication, where the treatment of pathological neovessel growth is not always effective. Novel findings in the field can help to develop new treatments for lymphatic disorders and for other diseases where lymphatic neovascular growth is involved.
Translated title of the contributionLymphatics and the eye
Original languageFinnish
JournalDuodecim
Volume136
Issue number16
Pages (from-to)1777-1788
Number of pages12
ISSN0012-7183
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2020
MoE publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal

Fields of Science

  • 3125 Otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology
  • 317 Pharmacy
  • 3121 General medicine, internal medicine and other clinical medicine

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