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1

What do lysozymes in tears protect against?

Gram negatives
Fungus

2

What protects against gram positives?

Lactoferrin
Transferrin

3

How does secretory IgA help to defend?

Prevents attachments

4

What white cells are in tears?

Neutrophils
Macrophages
Mast cells

5

How do neutrophils protect the eye?

Attracted by chemotaxis and release free radicals and enzymes

6

What do macrophages do in the eye?

Phagocytosis of damaged cells
Triggers adaptive immune system

7

How do mast cells aid immunologically?

Release mediators e.g. histamine, leukotrienes to attract more WBCs