|Programm||"Degeneration und Regeneration– Grundlagen, Diagnostik und Therapie"|
Micromorphological changes in the corneal epithelium - Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy with the Rostock Cornea Module
Stave J.1, Zhivov A.1, Vollmar B.2, Guthoff R.1
Purpose: The therapy of various degenerative or inflammatory corneal diseases with pathological changes of epithelium, nerves, keratocytes and endothelium has a better chance for recovery when existing early information about the type of infection. Here the confocal laser scanning microscopy is a useful instrument for the early diagnosis. Supported information could be the reduction of thickness of epithelium, changes of cells or the attendence of leucocytes and Langerhans cells near the basal membrane, micro cysts, degeneration of nervs and alterations of the endothelium.