Corneal Endothelial Cell Density and Morphology in Healthy Turkish Eyes


Arici C. , Arslan O. Ş. , Dikkaya F.

JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası:
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1155/2014/852624
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY

Özet

Purpose. To describe the normative values of corneal endothelial cell density, morphology, and central corneal thickness in healthy Turkish eyes. Methods. Specular microscopy was performed in 252 eyes of 126 healthy volunteers (M : F, 42 : 84). Parameters studied included mean endothelial cell density (MCD), mean cell area (MCA), coefficient of variation (CV) in cell size, percentage of hexagonal cells, and central corneal thickness (CCT). Results. The mean age of volunteers was 44.3 +/- 13.5 (range, 20 to 70) years. There was a statistically significant decrease in MCD (P < 0.001; correlation, -0.388) and percentage of hexagonal cells, (P < 0.001; correlation, -0.199) with age. There was also a statistically significant increase in MCA (P < 0.001; correlation, 0.363) with increasing age. There was no statistically significant difference in MCD, MCA, CV in cell size, percentage of hexagonal cells, and CCT between genders and there was also no significant difference in these parameters between fellow eyes of subjects. Conclusions. Normotive data for the endothelium in the Turkish population are reported. Endothelial cell density in the Turkish eyes is less than that described in the Japanese, American, Chinese, and Filipino eyes and higher than that described in Indian, Thai, and Iranian eyes.