In vivo confocal microscopy of Thygeson's superficial punctate keratitis
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AbstractA 56-year-old Chinese man diagnosed with Thygeson's keratitis by clinical biomicroscopy was examined using a tandem scanning confocal microscope. Among normal superficial epithelial cells, clumps of markedly enlarged epithelial cells were identified. Multiple highly reflective filamentary structures were observed in the deeper layers. Most of these lesions were linear; some demonstrated curled ends and others demonstrated branching lesions with 'sprouts'. No inflammatory cells were evident in the areas of corneal stroma sampled. In vivo confocal microscopy may be helpful in the diagnosis of Thygeson's superficial keratitis. To the best of our knowledge, we report the first in vivo confocal images of focal desquamation of epithelium and intraepithelial hyper-reflective linear lesions in English literature.
All Author(s) ListCheng LL, Young AL, Wong AKK, Law RWK, Lam DSC
Journal nameClinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Year2004
Month6
Day1
Volume Number32
Issue Number3
PublisherBLACKWELL PUBLISHING ASIA
ISSN1442-6404
eISSN1442-9071
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsconfocal microscopy; Thygeson's superficial punctate keratitis
Web of Science Subject CategoriesOphthalmology; OPHTHALMOLOGY

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