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German Villagomez, Sr., Manuel Ramirez, Everardo Hernandez-Quintela, Ramon Naranjo-Tackman; A Confocal Microscopy Analysis Of The Stromal Corneal Nerves In Eyes Without Ocular Or Systemic Pathology. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2011;52(14):5214.
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To evaluate the stromal corneal nerves morphology and thickness in eyes without ocular or systemic pathology.
50 eyes of 25 were examined with the confocal microscope (Confoscan 4, Fortune Technologies, Italy), a central scan of the total corneal thickness was taken in every exam. Corneal stromal nerves morphology and thickness were evaluated by using Navis v. 3.5.0. Software (NIDEK, Multi-Instrument Diagnostic System, Japan). Nerve thickness was obtained from the mean between the widest and the narrowest portion of each nerve.
Corneal stromal nerves were observed as irregular linear hiper-reflective structures with widest and narrowest portions. Mean corneal stromal nerves thickness was 5.9 ± 1.7 microns, range from 3.4 to 10.5 microns.
It is possible to evaluate corneal stromal nerves morphology and thickness by using confocal microscopy in vivo.
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