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Collegium antropologicum, Vol.34 supplement 2 No.2 April 2010. -

The endothelial cells are one of the most important structures in a donor cornea. Morphology and concentration of endothelial cells must be carefully evaluated with a specular microscope before transplantation. The aim of this study is to evaluate the status of corneal endothelium in glaucoma patients. Prospective study included 50 patients suffering from glaucoma and 50 patients in control group. Patients had no corneal disease, ocular inflammation, previous trauma or ocular surgery. Patients were not contact lens wearers. They were also analyzed in groups according to type of glaucoma. Specular microscopy was performed on central corneas. This study showed that patients with glaucoma have lower central corneal endothelial cell density than those without glaucoma of the same age group. Also, patients with pseudoexfoliative glaucoma had lower values of central endothelial cell density comparing to patients with open angle or angle closure glaucoma.

corneal endothelial cells; specular microscopy; glaucoma

Autor: Maja Novak-Stroligo - ; Department of Ophthalmology, Rijeka University Hospital, Rijeka, Croatia Zvjezdana Alpeza-Dunato - ; Depa

Fuente: http://hrcak.srce.hr/


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