In vivo confocal microscopy in diagnosis of limbal stem cell deficiency.

  title={In vivo confocal microscopy in diagnosis of limbal stem cell deficiency.},
  author={Mario Nubile and Manuela Lanzini and Ammar Miri and Augusto Pocobelli and Roberta Calienno and Claudia Curcio and Rodolfo Mastropasqua and Harminder S Dua and Leonardo Mastropasqua},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  volume={155 2},
PURPOSE To correlate in vivo confocal microscopy and impression cytology features of the corneal surface epithelia in patients with clinical features of partial or total limbal stem cell deficiency and to examine the limbal morphology. DESIGN Prospective case-control observational study. METHODS Twenty eyes of 17 consecutive patients (mean age 53.9 ± 9.2 years) presenting with clinical suspect of limbal stem cell deficiency and 10 eyes of 10 healthy control subjects were enrolled. In vivo… CONTINUE READING
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