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Chapter-33 Confocal Microscopy

BOOK TITLE: Manual of Cornea

Author
1. Gnanadoss A Samuel
ISBN
9788184481945
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/10464_33
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2008
Pages
6
Author Affiliations
1. Arasan Eye Hospital, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India, Aarupadai Veedu Medical College and Hospital, Kirumampakkam, Puducherry, Aarupadaiveedu Medical College, Puducherry, India
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Abstract

Amongst the many new instruments introduced in ophthalmic field, confocal microscope (CM) is an important one. Understanding its basic principle is necessary. It has many advantages. There are four main types of it. Such an important instrument naturally will have far reaching clinical applications. This chapter deals with all these lucidly. The discussion ends with the CM appearance of the normal corneal layers.

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