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Modification of the technique for detection and follow-up of diseases of the anterior ocular segment using the conjunctival autofluorescence method

Evgeni Neshkinski, Mladena Radeva, Jordan Andreev, Mariya Boyadzhieva, Christina Grupcheva

Abstract

Every person is in constant interaction with the environmental factors, with the sun being the highest energy source. The electromagnetic spectrum includes rays of different wavelengths, with shortwave ultraviolet rays being an invisible, potential source of damage. For the purpose of objectively documenting and tracking the UV changes on the anterior ocular surface, a detection method based on conjunctival autofluorescence has been developed. The purpose of this presentation is to present a modified technique for the diagnosis of some common diseases and to demonstrate the results of a study among patients with pterygium monitored in the clinic with a conjunctival autofluorescence detection camera.


Keywords

UV light, UV detection, UV damage, camera, ocular surface

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/bro.v63i2.6145

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About The Authors

Evgeni Neshkinski
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Specialized Eye Hospital-Varna;

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine

Mladena Radeva
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Specialized Eye Hospital-Varna;

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine

Jordan Andreev
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Specialized Eye Hospital-Varna;

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine

Mariya Boyadzhieva
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Specialized Eye Hospital-Varna;

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine

Christina Grupcheva
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Specialized Eye Hospital-Varna;

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine

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