OCT and dry eye syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is a multifactorial pathology involving tears and the ocular surface, which can cause lesions of the conjunctival and corneal epithelium. Previous studies have indicated several factors responsible for the proliferation and the differentiation of the conjunctival epithelium. However, little is known about the proliferation and other changes that may occur in the corneal epithelium. This study describes the correlation between morphological changes of the corneal epithelium and the different degrees of dry eye syndrome and effectiveness of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in ocular surface evaluation.

Normal epithelial thickness using OCT

Epithelial thickness in the initial stage of dry eye syndrome

Epithelial thickness in moderate and severe dry eye syndrome

 Clinical diagnosis perspectives



  • Adil El Maftouhi


    Centre Ophtalmologique Rabelais, Lyon ; CHNO des Quinze Vingt, Paris

  • Christophe Baudouin


    Centre hospitalier national d’ophtalmologie des Quinze-Vingts, Inserm-DGOS CIC 1423, Paris ; Sorbonne Université UM80, Inserm UMR 968, CNRS UMR 7210, Institut de la vision, IHU FOReSIGHT, Paris

OCT and dry eye syndrome

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