May 2005
Volume 46, Issue 13
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   May 2005
Confocal Microscopy of Blepharitis
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • S.C. Kaufman
    Ophthalmology, Henry Ford Health System, Troy, MI
  • K. Yamada
    Ophthalmology, Henry Ford Health System, Troy, MI
  • A. Sallahudin
    Ophthalmology, Henry Ford Health System, Troy, MI
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships  S.C. Kaufman, None; K. Yamada, None; A. Sallahudin, None.
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2005, Vol.46, 2730. doi:
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      S.C. Kaufman, K. Yamada, A. Sallahudin; Confocal Microscopy of Blepharitis . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2005;46(13):2730.

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Abstract: : Purpose: The purpose of this study is to describe the morphologic findings observed, by in vivo confocal microscopy, in patients with blepharitis. Methods: Confocal microscopy was performed on the palpebral conjunctiva of three patients with a clinical diagnosis of blepharitis as well as the eyelids of two control patients without blepharitis. The images obtained were specifically examined for the presence of inflammatory cells, bacteria, and appearance of the meibomian glands. Results: Inflammatory cells were seen migrating from blood vessels in the substantia propria of the eyelids in all three patients with blepharitis. No inflammatory cells were seen in the normal control. Conclusions: Confocal microscopy identified inflammatory cells within the tissue of patients with blepharitis and thus may permit a new form of diagnosis, evaluation and assessment of the disease process.

Keywords: microscopy: confocal/tunneling • inflammation • conjunctiva 

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