Confocal microscopy of the human cornea in vivo

Int Ophthalmol. 2001;23(4-6):199-206. doi: 10.1023/a:1014428514148.


In vivo, scanning-slit, confocal microscopy offers improved resolution and has resulted in new discoveries of corneal pathology at the cellular level. The ability to provide high resolution, real-time images of the full thickness of the living human cornea gives the clinician and the researcher an important new tool.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cornea / anatomy & histology
  • Cornea / pathology*
  • Corneal Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Microscopy, Confocal / methods*