Scanning sltt confocal microscopy of human lid skin

J. B. Shepherd, J. D. Auran, C. J. Koester, J. P. Koniarek, M. Kazim

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Purpose. He performed in vivo color confocal microscopy on normal lid skin. Methods. Using a scanning slit color confocal microscope, we examined the lid skin of normal patients. Results. Confocal examination of normal lid skin revealed finely structured surface wrinkles, epidermal epithelial and presumed Langerhans cells, and dermal capillaries, hair follicles, and fibrous tracts. Measurement of epithelial cell movement velocities in the thin skin of the lid was not possible, but in the thick skin of the human finger dermatoglyph, cell movement toward the surface was measured at approximately 12.5 microns per day. Conclusion. Color confocal microscopy may be helpful in the clinical and experimental study of the skin in the eyelid and elsewhere. Supported by a grant from the Edward S. Harkness Clinical Eye Society and a departmental grant from Research to Prevent Blindness, Inc., New York, NY. P, CIS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S128
JournalInvestigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997


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