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Table 2 Analysis of corneal nerve plexus by confocal microscopy

From: Corneal confocal microscopic characteristics of acute angle-closure crisis

  AACC eye (n = 37c) Fellow eye (n = 41) Healthy control (n = 40) P#
CNFD 7.0 ± 2.1ab 15.0 ± 3.4 18.7 ± 6.0 < 0.001
CNBD 10.6 ± 4.7ab 25.0 ± 8.8 32.2 ± 17.3 < 0.001
CNFL 9.4 ± 3.1b 11.2 ± 2.0 13.0 ± 2.9 0.005
CTBD 32.5 ± 14.4 40.0 ± 15.0 43.7 ± 28.3 0.367
CNFA 0.0060 ± 0.0024 0.0057 ± 0.0014 0.0059 ± 0.0019 0.941
CNFW 0.0235 ± 0.0015 0.0235 ± 0.0013 0.0218 ± 0.0022 0.030
  1. CNFD Corneal nerve fiber density (the number of fibers/mm2), CNBD Corneal nerve branch density (the number of branch points on the main fibers/mm2), CNFL Corneal nerve fiber length (the total length of fiber mm/mm2), CTBD Corneal nerve fiber total branch density (the total number of branch points/mm2), CNFA Corneal nerve fiber area (the total nerve fiber area mm2/mm2), CNFW Corneal nerve fiber width (average nerve fiber width mm/mm2)
  2. aComparison between AACC and Fellow eye, b Comparison between AACC and Healthy control, P < 0.05
  3. cThe data of 37 eyes were analyzed by confocal microscopy
  4. #Comparison among AACC, fellow eye and healthy control