In Vivo Corneal Confocal Microscopy and Endothelial Surgery

Giulio Ferrari, Giorgio Paganoni, Paolo Rama

San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Cornea and Ocular Surface Unit, Milan, Italy

Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest.
Citation: EMJ Ophth. 2013;1:23-26.


Lamellar endothelial surgery has gained increasing popularity in the last decade. This surgery is generally considered less invasive and allows faster recovery. However, differently from standard perforating keratoplasty, donor and recipient tissues are placed one over the other, and an interface is created between these two. The purpose of this review is to summarise findings of interface as observed with in vivo confocal microscopy.

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