Specular microscopy

Specular microscopy, also called endothelial cell counts, is an examination that determines the number of endothelial cells per square millimeter, their shape (pleomorphism), and size (polymegatism).

This test is fundamental for the prognosis of intraocular surgeries, especially for cataract surgeries, phakic lenses, and for monitoring of corneal transplants. This equipment does not require contact with the patient's eye, which facilitates taking the exam. Basically, it consists of taking a photograph of the corneal endothelium.

If you wear contact lenses, you should remove them 24 to 48 hours before the exam.