1. Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography in Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency. A Case Control Study

    Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography in Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency. A Case Control Study

    Purpose To evaluate the efficacy of optical coherence tomography as a non-contact method for imaging the ocular surface in limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) and normal eyes. Design Retrospective case-control study. Methods: Setting Institutional. Study population 22 eyes with LSCD (study group, 22 patients) and 10 normal eyes (control group, 10 patients). Observation procedures SD-OCT and confocal microscopy in both the limbal and central corneal zones. Main outcome measures Pachymetry data from the central cornea, presence of the palisades of Vogt, limbal crypts and clear transition between the hyporeflective corneal epithelium and the hyperreflective conjunctival epithelium assessed on cross-sections parallel ...

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