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The application of laser corneal microscopy in diagnosis of fungal keratitis

Author(s): Qing Chang | Feng Wang

Journal: Guoji Yanke Zazhi
ISSN 1672-5123

Volume: 13;
Issue: 7;
Start page: 1457 ;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: fungal keratitis | laser confocal microscopy

AIM: To evaluate the value of Heidelberg retina tomograph 3-RCM(HRT3-RCM)in clinical diagnosis of fungal keratitis.METHODS: Thirty-two eyes with clinical determined fungal keratitis were observed with HRT3-RCM examination. In the same time, the corneal scraping was performed for all cases.RESULTS: In 32 patients, the positive rate of corneal scraping was 75%(24/32)and the positive rate of HRT3-RCM was 94%(30/32).CONCLUSION: HRT3-RCM, which is using laser as light source, is a new generation of confocal microscopy. It is a rapid, effective and noninvasive technique that can be used in the early diagnosis, treatment of fungal keratitis.
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