Gianluca Martone had full access to all the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Pseudoexfoliation syndrome: in vivo confocal microscopy analysis
Article first published online: 11 JUL 2007
Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
Volume 35, Issue 6, pages 582–585, August 2007
How to Cite
Martone, G., Casprini, F., Traversi, C., Lepri, F., Pichierri, P. and Caporossi, A. (2007), Pseudoexfoliation syndrome: in vivo confocal microscopy analysis. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 35: 582–585. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2007.01535.x
- Issue published online: 11 JUL 2007
- Article first published online: 11 JUL 2007
- Received 11 October 2006, accepted 27 March 2007.
- confocal microscopy;
- HRT II;
- pseudoexfoliation syndrome
Pseudoexfoliation (PEX) syndrome is a common ocular disease that also affects the cornea. A case of clinical PEX syndrome, studied by in vivo corneal confocal microscopy is reported. The morphological analysis of the confocal images demonstrated hyper-reflective deposits and several dendritic cells in the basal epithelial layer. A fibrillar subepithelial structure was also found. The endothelial layer showed cell anomalies (polymegathism and pleomorphism) and hyper-reflective small endothelial deposits. Confocal microscopy is an in vivo imaging method that may provide new information on corneal alterations in PEX, and detect early corneal features.