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September 2009

In Vivo Confocal Microscopy of Corneal Stromal Nerves in Patients With Peripheral Neuropathy

Arch Neurol. 2009;66(9):1179-1180. doi:10.1001/archneurol.2009.191

We read with great interest the article by Lalive et al1 that elegantly described corneal stromal nerve alterations imaged by laser scanning in vivo confocal microscopy (LSCM) in a patient with peripheral autoimmune neuropathy. The case clearly illustrates the potential application of this technology to follow disease progression and assess responses to treatment, an area in which we and a small number of research groups are also interested.

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