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Confocal microscopic examination of the conjunctiva

Al Dossari, Munira (2008) Confocal microscopic examination of the conjunctiva. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

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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ID Code: 18316
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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