Confocal microscopy of the normal human cornea

Efron, Nathan, Perez-Gomez, Inma, Mutalib, Haliza A., & Hollingsworth, Joanna G. (2001) Confocal microscopy of the normal human cornea. Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, 24(1), pp. 16-23.

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The slit-scanning confocal microscope is a new clinical paradigm that allows the living human cornea to be viewed at a magnification of 680 x and a lateral resolution of 1 mum. As such, it allows corneal morphology to be inspected at a cellular level. The corneas of both eyes of 119 subjects who were evenly distributed in age from 10-80 years were examined using a Tomey ConfoScan P4 in-vivo slit-scanning real-time confocal microscope (Erlangen, Germany). Good quality representative images of the various corneal layers were selected for detailed qualitative analysis and are displayed here. A grid of corneal layer versus age was constructed from these images; this tool can be used as a normative confocal microscopy reference against which suspected corneal abnormalities can be assessed.

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ID Code: 11007
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author. Erratum in: Cont Lens Anterior Eye. 2001;24(2):83-5.
DOI: 10.1016/S1367-0484(01)80005-9
ISSN: 1367-0484
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 Elsevier
Deposited On: 28 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 16:49

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