Longitudinal assessment of corneal subbasal nerve morphology as a potential measure of diabetic peripheral neuropathy
Dehghani, Cirous (2015) Longitudinal assessment of corneal subbasal nerve morphology as a potential measure of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.
This thesis represents a significant step forward in developing a validated measure for diabetic peripheral neuropathy – a debilitating and prevalent complication of diabetes. The candidate investigated corneal nerve structure in healthy people as well as in type 1 diabetic individuals in a 4-year longitudinal study. The outcomes of stability of the corneal small nerve fibre in healthy people and evidence of significant decline in diabetic individuals with peripheral neuropathy over time provide justification for the ongoing efforts to establish corneal nerve structure as an objective and appropriate adjunct to conventional measures of peripheral neuropathy.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)|
|Supervisor:||Efron, Nathan, Edwards, Katie, & Pritchard, Nicola|
|Keywords:||Corneal confocal microscopy, Diabetic peripheral neuropathy, Subbasal nerve morphology, Natural history, Corneal nerve quantification|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Optometry & Vision Science
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Deposited On:||23 Oct 2015 05:05|
|Last Modified:||24 Jan 2017 22:17|
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