Standardized baseline human corneal subbasal nerve density for clinical investigations with laser-scanning in vivo confocal microscopy.

PURPOSE We established a baseline value for central corneal subbasal nerve density in a large, healthy cohort. METHODS A total of 106 healthy volunteers (207 eyes) underwent full ophthalmic examination, including laser-scanning in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) of the central cornea. Images of the corneal subbasal nerve plexus were acquired and analyzed… (More)