Specular Microscopy

Specular Microscopy is a device that examines the status of corneal endothelium cells these cells play a major role in the function and transparency of the cornea.

The purpose of taking this photo

It is useful to know the status of cornea endothelial cells and for any intraocular surgery and in many cases it is absolutely essential to predict the patient's future condition.

Specular Microscopy is needed for Endothelial cell count, Uniformity of endothelium cells, Investigate the shape and topography of the eye cells, Study the causes of reduced vision, Chronic Edema of the Cornea, Checking the possibility of secondary lens operation, Accountability Against Forensics, And the need for follow-up for corneal transplantation.

Performing Specular Microscopy periodically after implantation of intraocular lenses is recommended.

Pre-test actions

The patient does not need any special preparation, such as dripping, etc. But contact lens should not be used a week before the test.


First, the patient's information is entered into the device, and then the patient places his chin and forehead at the specified location.

The patient is asked to blink a few times, then Stay motionless for a few seconds, and look at the red spot at the center of the device. Images and information are printed on the sheet and delivered to the patient.

Complications after the photo

There are no complications due to not dropping the drop before the photo.

Place and hours 

Every day except holidays from 7 am to 6:30 pm

Main Building - Second Floor - Paraclinic