The corneal specular microscope is a reflected-light microscope that projects light onto the cornea and images the light reflected from an optical interface of the corneal tissue, most typically the interface between the corneal endothelium and the aqueous humor. Depending on the instrument used, the projected light can be in the form of a stationary slit, a moving slit, or a moving spot and the optical design can either be non-confocal or confocal. Although specular microscopes have been used primarily to evaluate the corneal endothelium, the corneal epithelium and stroma as well as the crystalline lens can also be visualized and evaluated.
Normal corneal endothelium as photographed by specular microscopy. A quasi-regular array of hexagonal cells all having nearly the same area is seen.
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