The human eye can be vulnerable to fungal infections simply by being exposed to the environment. The human eye can also be vulnerable to infection internally. Internet, research on eye infections.
Note: Ensure that your research is limited to infections not caused by direct trauma to the eye.
Based on your research, respond to the following:
- How does such a sensitive organ protect itself against such common infections?
- What are the main causes for fungal eye infections?
- Why is an immunocompromised host more likely to get a fungal eye infection (excluding traumatic infections)?