An Endothelial Cell Count (ECC) is both a quantitative and qualitative measurement of the endothelium cell density. The corneal endothelium is the innermost layer of the cornea, the clear dome shaped tissue covering the front of the eye. The endothelium is responsible for prevention of excess fluid getting into the cornea, which can cause swelling and vision loss. The ECC measurement is important when detecting and/or monitoring eye problems that cause a loss of endothelial cells, including trauma or Fuchs endothelial dystrophy. Once endothelial cells are lost, they cannot be regenerated. In these cases, a corneal transplant may be needed to prevent further vision loss. The ECC helps aid in determining if surgery is warranted.
At Bennett & Bloom, your doctor has access to the advanced Nidek Specular Microscope CEM-530. Features include:
- Paracentral specular microscopy
- Faster measurements and two-second auto analysis
- Comprehensive analysis results with graphic and color-coded cell images helps the clinician to rapidly and effectively evaluate the endothelial cell layer
- Advanced manual center point and corner point analysis functions
- Easy operation with 3-D auto tracking, auto shot, and tiltable touch screen