Staging of conjunctival squamous metaplasia by impression cytology.

@article{Tseng1985StagingOC,
  title={Staging of conjunctival squamous metaplasia by impression cytology.},
  author={Scheffer C. G. Tseng},
  journal={Ophthalmology},
  year={1985},
  volume={92 6},
  pages={728-33}
}
We modified the conventional impression cytology technique for conjunctival study by designing a 24-well Teflon sample holder, using cellulose acetate paper cut in an asymmetrical shape, and introducing Gill's modified Papanicolaou stain. Using this modified technique, we studied 35 normal subjects and 67 patients with various ocular surface disorders, 42 of whom were later found to have squamous metaplasia. Six different cytological stages were defined based on changes of goblet cell density… CONTINUE READING
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