2013-13: Assessment of corneal endothelial cell density: automated and manual measurements with specular photography compared to manual measurements with the confocal microscope.
The endothelial layer is vital for the condition of the cornea, and in particular with disorders such as Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy monitoring of cell density is important. Unfortunately, however, convenience and reliability of various methods to count endothelial cells do not coincide. In this study the reliability of a new type of specular microscope will be compared to confocal microscopy. This is a prospective observational study among 40 patients scheduled for follow-up > 5 months after DSAEK at the Rotterdam Eye Hospital.