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Advances in Confocal Microscopy of the Eye


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1Università degli Studi, Milan, Italy

2Università degli Studi, Genoa, Italy

3Institut de la Vision, Paris, France

4University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand


Advances in Confocal Microscopy of the Eye

Description

In vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) is a technique used to investigate corneal and conjunctival anatomy in vivo at the cellular level. IVCM rapidly gained a relevant role in clinical settings, being of help in the diagnosis of a number of conditions spanning from stem cell deficiency to keratopathies, keratitis, and conjunctival diseases. The use of IVCM is the standard to evaluate corneal subbasal nerve plexus, which is of key importance to regulate ocular surface homeostasis and is affected by several factors including age, diabetes, use of contact lenses, and ocular surgeries. Finally, IVCM may provide useful information on eye involvement in a number of systemic diseases. Many technical improvements of IVCM are ongoing, and yet limits of the technique still need to be elucidated.

We invite investigators to submit original research and review articles that will contribute to clarify the clinical and experimental applications of IVCM, with its strengths and limits.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Systemic diseases and IVCM of the eye
  • Inspection of subbasal nerve plexus by IVCM
  • Infections of the cornea and IVCM
  • Stem cell deficiency and IVCM
  • Anterior segment surgery and IVCM
  • Refractive surgery and IVCM
  • Comparison of tests involving segmental in vivo analysis of the anterior segment of the eye
  • Possible future technological advances of in vivo analysis of the anterior segment of the eye

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1794240
  • - Editorial

Advances in Confocal Microscopy of the Eye

Paolo Fogagnolo | Michele Iester | ... | Dipika V. Patel
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8406832
  • - Research Article

The Effect of Autologous Platelet Lysate Eye Drops: An In Vivo Confocal Microscopy Study

Antonio M. Fea | Vittoria Aragno | ... | Federico M. Grignolo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7432131
  • - Review Article

In Vivo Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy of Human Meibomian Glands in Aging and Ocular Surface Diseases

Vincenzo Fasanella | Luca Agnifili | ... | Leonardo Mastropasqua
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5159746
  • - Research Article

Laser Scanning In Vivo Confocal Microscopy of Clear Grafts after Penetrating Keratoplasty

Dai Wang | Peng Song | ... | Hua Gao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 4369750
  • - Research Article

Corneal Dendritic Cell Density Is Associated with Subbasal Nerve Plexus Features, Ocular Surface Disease Index, and Serum Vitamin D in Evaporative Dry Eye Disease

Rohit Shetty | Swaminathan Sethu | ... | Rushad Shroff
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5067853
  • - Research Article

An In Vivo Confocal Microscopic Study of Corneal Nerve Morphology in Unilateral Keratoconus

Natasha Kishore Pahuja | Rohit Shetty | ... | Harsha Nagaraja
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7092938
  • - Research Article

The Superficial Stromal Scar Formation Mechanism in Keratoconus: A Study Using Laser Scanning In Vivo Confocal Microscopy

Peng Song | Shuting Wang | ... | Hua Gao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 951081
  • - Review Article

In Vivo Confocal Microscopy of the Human Cornea in the Assessment of Peripheral Neuropathy and Systemic Diseases

Ellen F. Wang | Stuti L. Misra | Dipika V. Patel
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