Epithelial dendritic cell distribution in normal and inflamed human cornea: in vivo confocal microscopy study.

@article{Mastropasqua2006EpithelialDC,
  title={Epithelial dendritic cell distribution in normal and inflamed human cornea: in vivo confocal microscopy study.},
  author={Leonardo Mastropasqua and Mario Nubile and Manuela Lanzini and Paolo Carpineto and Marco Ciancaglini and Tania Pannellini and Marta Di Nicola and Harminder S Dua},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2006},
  volume={142 5},
  pages={736-44}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate dendritic cell (DCs) density, distribution, and morphology in central corneal and limbal epithelium in normal subjects and patients with immune-mediated corneal inflammation using in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM). DESIGN Comparative case-controlled, observational confocal microscopy study. METHODS A total of 135 eyes of 135 patients were investigated. Group 1 (normal eyes) included 45 eyes of 45 healthy volunteers, group 2 photorefractive keratectomy (PRK-treated eyes… CONTINUE READING