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What causes white blood cells in your eyes?

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Dr. Fred Orlando
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Depends where

White blood cells are part of the immune system and are recruited to fight infecting organisms.
They frequently overact in auto-immune processes, when there is no infection. They are not normally present in the cornea or the fluid behind it (aqueous). When there, it is usually because of infection or auto-immune conditions. One of the most common is iritis or uveitis.

In brief: Depends where

White blood cells are part of the immune system and are recruited to fight infecting organisms.
They frequently overact in auto-immune processes, when there is no infection. They are not normally present in the cornea or the fluid behind it (aqueous). When there, it is usually because of infection or auto-immune conditions. One of the most common is iritis or uveitis.
Dr. Fred Orlando
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Dr. Harvey Schecter
Family Medicine

In brief: No such thing

You must be misinformed as there is no condition causing white blood cells in your eyes.
Conjunctivitis could cause wbcs to migrate there, but you would not be aware.

In brief: No such thing

You must be misinformed as there is no condition causing white blood cells in your eyes.
Conjunctivitis could cause wbcs to migrate there, but you would not be aware.
Dr. Harvey Schecter
Dr. Harvey Schecter
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