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June 1982

Normal Human Corneal Epithelium: In Vivo Microscopic Observations

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology, Park Ridge Hospital (Drs Lohman, Rao, and Aquavella), and the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (Drs Rao and Aquavella), Rochester, NY. Dr Lohman is now with the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1982;100(6):991-993. doi:10.1001/archopht.1982.01030030999021

• A new contact wide-field specular microscope was used to examine and photograph the normal in vivo appearance of human superficial corneal epithelium. The cells were polygonal in structure and were divisible into bright and dark groups on the basis of their appearance. Intracellular detail, including the nuclear outline, was often discernible along with microscopic debris in the overlying tear film.

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