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Impression Cytology of the Lid Wiper Area

DOI :

10.3791/54261-v

August 9th, 2016

August 9th, 2016

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1Centre for Contact Lens Research, University of Waterloo

We collected, stained and imaged cells from the conjunctiva of the inner eyelid margin of human subjects. By characterizing cell morphology and metabolic activity, this method may further our understanding of dry eye and the role that friction between the ocular surfaces may play in perceiving ocular discomfort.

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