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F Beltran, A Solis, JC De la Luz, M Ramirez, H Fromow-Guerra, R Naranjo-Tackman; Corneal Endothelium in Mexican Population . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2002;43(13):3178.
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Purpose: To establish a non contact specular microscopy in the determination of endothelial cell density in Mexican population, because no previuos report exists. Methods: One hundred and seventy one eyes from 171 patients who had ametropia or healthy eyes were included (range 6 to 91 years old). The endothelium was imagened by non contact (Topcon SP-2000p) specular microscopy and endothelial cell density estimated. Results: The average endothelial cell density achieved by the non contact specular microscope was 2707+/-450 cells/mm2 (mean+/-SD, n=171) for the whole group of patients. For those <40 years old 2809 +/- 394 cells/mm2 (mean+/-SD, n= 132); for the patients from 40 to 91 years old 2360 +/- 458 cells /mm2, and for the patients older than 60 years 2289 +/-538 (mean+/-SD, n=13. Conclusion: The average endothelial cell density in Mexican population is similar to the published data in other countries.
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