Confocal microscopic examination of the conjunctiva
Al Dossari, Munira (2008) Confocal microscopic examination of the conjunctiva. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.
This project has provided a better understanding of the human conjunctiva, the glistening tissue covering the white of the eye, at the cellular level. The observations of this study may serve as a useful marker against which changes in conjunctival tissue due to disease, surgery, drug therapy or contact lens wear can be assessed.
Laser scanning confocal microscopy was used to observe and measure characteristics the conjunctiva of healthy human volunteer subjects. It was concluded that this technique is a powerful tool for studying the human conjunctiva and assessing key aspects of the structure of this tissue. The effects of contact lens wear on the conjunctiva can be investigated effectively at a cellular level using this technology.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)|
|Supervisor:||Efron, Nathan& Pritchard, Nicola|
|Keywords:||confocal microscopy, conjunctiva, contact lenses, bulbar conjunctiva, palpebral conjunctiva, Langerhans cells, goblet cells|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Schools > School of Optometry & Vision Science
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Deposited On:||25 Feb 2009 15:02|
|Last Modified:||29 Oct 2011 05:52|
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