Figure 5 of Chen, Mol Vis 2024; 30:150-159.


Figure 5. IVCM images of corneal changes after DLGR. A: Representative pre-surgery and post-surgery IVCM images at weeks 1, 2, and 4. The guide image (A, lower left panel) was acquired from the posterior stromal layer (approximately 70–90 µm) before surgery, and the corresponding SNP image is shown in the upper panel. Note the same morphology of the nerve marked as a red line in both the guide image (A, lower panels at various time points) and the SNP (A, upper panels at various time points). White lines: detected SNP nerves. Yellow arrow: newly detected inflammatory cells. The quantification of newly detected SNP and inflammatory cells is presented as nerve density/image and cell numbers/image in B and C, respectively (n=5/group, ***p<0.001, **p<0.01, compared to pre-surgery). Data are presented as mean±SD.