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Corneal endothelial cell morphometry and corneal thickness in diabetic contact lens wearers

O'Donnell, Clare & Efron, Nathan (2004) Corneal endothelial cell morphometry and corneal thickness in diabetic contact lens wearers. Optometry And Vision Science, 81(11), pp. 858-862.

Abstract

PURPOSE: To assess corneal endothelial cell morphometry and corneal thickness in diabetic patients who wear contact lenses. METHODS: Images of the central corneal endothelium were analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively and corneal thickness was measured in a group of diabetic patients (type 1, N = 26; type 2, N = 4) who wear soft contact lenses and in a group of nondiabetic age-matched control subjects who were also contact lens wearers. RESULTS: Endothelial cell characteristics and corneal thickness values were similar for the two groups (p > 0.05). Four of the diabetic patients (and none of the nondiabetic patients) displayed folds in the endothelial mosaic. CONCLUSIONS: The morphometry of corneal endothelial cells and central corneal thickness values in diabetic patients who wear soft contact lenses were not appreciably different from those found in lens-wearing control subjects.

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ID Code: 11051
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: diabetes, corneal endothelium, contact lens, cornea, complications, corneal thickness, pachymeter
ISSN: 1538-9235
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300) > Vision Science (111303)
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 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Deposited On: 29 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:29

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