Table 2 of Kojima, Mol Vis 2010; 16:2457-2464.


Table 2. Comparisons of N/C ratios and MIECA values assessed by impression cytology and confocal microscopy between SS patients and control subjects.


Impression cytology Confocal microscopy
Squamous metaplasia parameter Dry eye Control Dry eye Control
MIECA (μm) 945±574* 329±102 880±508* 378±119
N/C ratio 0.34±0.10* 0.45±0.05 0.34±0.11* 0.47±0.06
MIECA, mean individual epithelial cell area; N/C, nucleocytoplasmic; *p< 0.0001