By measuring the number, density and shape of these endothelial cells, we can better determine the overall corneal health. These cells are affected by age, eye disease such as Fuch’s Endothelial Dystrophy, previous eye surgery and contact lens overwear.
Specular microscopy may be indicated in the following situations:
- contact lens wear
- fluctuating vision
- preoperative risk assessment for catarct, glaucoma or refractive surgery
- evaluating corneal edema
- evaluating uveitits
- evaluating corneal dystrophies