Journal article

Identification of presumed corneal neuromas and microneuromas using laser-scanning in vivo confocal microscopy: a systematic review.

Holly Rose Chinnery, Rajni Rajan, Haihan Jiao, Mengliang Wu, Alexis Ceecee Zhang, Manikkuwadura Eranda Harshan De Silva, Eve Makrai, Mary Ann Stepp, Nick Di Girolamo, Laura Elizabeth Downie

Br J Ophthalmol | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND/AIMS: This systematic review critically evaluated peer-reviewed publications describing morphological features consistent with, or using terms related to, a 'neuroma' or 'microneuroma' in the human cornea using laser-scanning in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM). METHODS: The review was prospectively registered on PROSPERO (CRD42020160038). Comprehensive literature searches were performed in Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid Embase and the Cochrane Library in November 2019. The review included primary research studies and reviews that described laser-scanning IVCM for examining human corneal nerves. Papers had to include at least one of a pre-specified set of keyword stems, broadly related to neur..

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