Corneal confocal microscopy: A non-invasive surrogate of nerve fibre damage and repair in diabetic patients Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cornea
  • Diabetic Angiopathies
  • Diabetic Neuropathies
  • Nerve Fibers
  • Nerve Regeneration

abstract

  • Corneal confocal microscopy is a rapid, non-invasive in vivo clinical examination technique which accurately defines the extent of corneal nerve damage and repair and acts as a surrogate measure of somatic neuropathy in diabetic patients. It could represent an advance to define the severity of neuropathy and expedite assessment of therapeutic efficacy in clinical trials of human diabetic neuropathy.

publication date

  • May 2003

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 12739016

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 683

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 46

number

  • 5