Confocal Microscopy Method Effective as Diagnostic Tool for Sarcoidosis, Leiden University Medical Center Study

Published: Oct 21, 2013

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An international team of researchers from Leiden University Medical Center (Leiden, The Netherlands) and the University of Manchester (Manchester, England) used a corneal confocal microscope to photograph nerve fibers in layers of the cornea followed by computerized image analysis to quantify and predict severity of the symptoms of painful small fiber neuropathy in patients with sarcoidosis (growth of tiny collections of inflammatory cells in the eyes, as well as other parts of the body).

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