Diagnostic impression cytology for external eye disease

Cornea. 1989 Dec;8(4):270-3.


The authors describe their experience with the use of impression cytology (IC) as a diagnostic aid in the evaluation of external eye disorders. IC is shown to be useful for diagnosis of epithelial cell storage disorders, infectious diseases, and allergic disorders.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Chlamydia Infections / diagnosis
  • Conjunctivitis, Bacterial / diagnosis
  • Cytological Techniques
  • Eye / pathology*
  • Eye / ultrastructure
  • Eye Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Eye Diseases / pathology
  • Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Mucopolysaccharidoses / diagnosis