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Title: Corneal confocal microscopy : a novel non-invasive diagnostic tool for assessing peripheral neuropathies
Author: Tavakoli, Mitra
ISNI:       0000 0001 3499 7118
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2008
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Corneal confocal microscopy (GCM) is a novel non-invasive in vivo imaging clinical technique for the study of corneal cellular structure. It provides images of all layers of the cornea which are comparable to in-vitro histochemical techniques. In the series of studies presented in this thesis we have evaluated the considerable potential of GGM to quantify corneal nerve morphology in a range of clinical conditions characterised by small fibre damage. The results indicate that the widest application of GCM may well be in the field of peripheral metabolic (diabetes, Fabry disease) and other causes of neuropathies. Thus CCM may provide a means to identify patients at risk, follow progression and measure therapeutic response in not only diabetic neuropathy but also a range of other neuropathies.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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