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April 1977

Conjunctival Impression Cytology

Author Affiliations

From the Institute of Ophthalmology, Moorfields Hospital, University of London, London (Drs Darougar and Jones), and the Department of Ophthalmology, University of California at Irvine, School of Medicine, Irvine, Calif (Dr Thatcher).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(4):678-681. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450040144022

• A new technique is presented using impression of the conjunctiva with a plastic device to study the conjunctival response in various conjunctival disease states. When used with a rapid acting stain the impression technique proved to be accurate, reproducible, and nondestructive when compared to the standard spatula scraping of the conjunctiva using Giemsa stain.

(Arch Ophthalmol 95:678-681, 1977)