Stephan Allgeier

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We sought to determine whether early nerve damage may be detected by corneal confocal microscopy (CCM), skin biopsy, and neurophysiological tests in 86 recently diagnosed type 2 diabetic patients compared with 48 control subjects. CCM analysis using novel algorithms to reconstruct nerve fiber images was performed for all fibers and major nerve fibers (MNF)(More)
PURPOSE To overcome the anterior corneal mosaic (ACM) phenomenon in in vivo confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) and to reconstruct undistorted images of the subbasal nerve plexus (SNP), facilitating morphometric analysis in the presence of ACM ridges. METHODS CLSM was performed in five healthy volunteers. An original image processing algorithm based(More)
PURPOSE A growing number of studies provide evidence that the morphology of the corneal subbasal nerve plexus (SNP), examined by corneal confocal microscopy (CCM), is a sensitive marker for diabetic peripheral neuropathy. However, it has been established that the field of view of a single CCM image (≈0.16 mm(2)) is insufficient for reliable assessment of(More)
PURPOSE The corneal subbasal nerve plexus (SNP) offers high potential for early diagnosis of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Changes in subbasal nerve fibers can be assessed in vivo by confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) and quantified using specific parameters. While current study results agree regarding parameter tendency, there are considerable(More)
BACKGROUND The high resolution of corneal confocal microscopy (CCM) allows in vivo imaging of the corneal sub-basal nerve plexus (SNP). The field of view of a single CCM image (0.16 mm²) is not sufficient for the reliable morphometric characterisation of the SNP. Therefore we are developing a highly automated mosaicking technique for large-area imaging of(More)
Kurzfassung. Die konfokale der Laser-Scanning-Mikroskopie ermöglicht die Erzeugung hochaufgelöster Aufnahmen von Nervenund Zellstrukturen der Kornea in vivo. Ein Hindernis bei der Generierung großflächiger Abbildungen durch etablierte Mosaikbildmethoden sind Verzerrungen in den aufgenommenen Bildern, die durch unvermeidbare Augenbewegungen verursacht(More)
BACKGROUND Confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) allows the in vivo analysis of nerve structures of the human cornea. In this way, pathological alterations of the peripheral nervous system that also affect the corneal subbasal nerve plexus (SNP) can be diagnosed non-invasively and possibly earlier than with other methods. The field of view of in vivo(More)
Purpose/Aim of the study: A recently proposed technique enables the generation of continuously increasing mosaic images of the corneal sub-basal nerve plexus (SNP) using in vivo corneal confocal microscopy (CCM). The aim of the present study was to investigate the progression of the corneal nerve fiber length (CNFL) measured in the growing mosaic images(More)