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Figure 3: Onychoscopy of Nail bed (50X). When a dry examination is done, it is difficult to visualize the nail bed, rather nail plate surface changes can be appreciated (a). With polarized light, the nail bed details are better visualized (b). With the use of interface medium, nail plate is rendered even more transparent showing the nail bed details (c). Best visualization is with use of interface with polarization (as seen in the last panel) which enhances transparency as well as cuts-off the surface glare (d)

Figure 3: Onychoscopy of Nail bed (50X). When a dry examination is done, it is difficult to visualize the nail bed, rather nail plate surface changes can be appreciated (a). With polarized light, the nail bed details are better visualized (b). With the use of interface medium, nail plate is rendered even more transparent showing the nail bed details (c). Best visualization is with use of interface with polarization (as seen in the last panel) which enhances transparency as well as cuts-off the surface glare (d)