Brushes, Cytology, Eye Surface
Definition : Cytology brushes designed to scrape and collect cells from the eye surface (conjunctiva). These brushes typically include a very small cluster of soft plastic bristles at the distal tip attached to a handle for direct manipulation. Eye-surface surface cytology brushes are available with flat or round distal tips. These brushes are used to obtain samples in order to detect abnormalities in conjunctiva tissue by analyzing the presence of keratinized cells, nonkeratinized cells, goblet cells, and inflammatory cells. Eye-cytology brushes are used to collect samples for the diagnosis of several eye conditions (e.g., dry eye).
Entry Terms : "Ophthalmic Biopsy Brushes" , "Ophthalmic Cytology Brushes" , "Eye Surface Cytology Brushes" , "Brushes, Eye"
UMDC code : 21124