In vivo observation of the human tear film by tandem scanning confocal microscopy

William D. Mathers, Thomas E. Daley

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Abstract

A new method for observing normal and pathologic states of the human tear film using tandem scanning confocal microscopy is presented. The confocal microscope is configured with a horizontal light path, a 10 × dry objective, and an image‐intensified camera for collecting images at a magnification of approximately 150×. The advantages of confocal microscopy can be used to collect reflected images of the human tear film with improved detail and resolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)316-319
Number of pages4
JournalScanning
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

Keywords

  • confocal microscopy
  • meibomian gland
  • tear film
  • tear lipid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation

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