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Pachymetry 09/09/2013

Nervi óptic glaucomatos molt avançat

Pachymetry measures the thickness of the cornea.

 Readings of intraocular pressure depend on corneal thickness. Patients with thicker than normal corneas present artificially high readings of intraocular pressure while, on the other hand, those patients with thinner than average corneas present artificially low readings of intraocular pressure.


Related pathologies

· Open angle glaucoma

· Closed angle glaucoma


Author

Dr. Marta Pazos, M.D. PhD
COMB Medical license number: 38.658
Ophthalmologist
Specialist in glaucoma

Last modified 22 November, 2017 - 9:09