Research Eye Scan Predicts Peripheral Neuropathy in Type 1 Diabetes

The technique involves the examination of unmyelinated nerve fibers at high magnification using a laser-scanning corneal confocal microscope to image the subbasal nerve plexus of the patient’s cornea. Increased severity of diabetic peripheral neuropathy is associated with reduced corneal-nerve fiber length and corneal sensitivity.

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