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Year : 1990  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4-6

Corneal thickness and I.O.P. changes in rhegmatogenous retinal detachment

R. P. Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi - 110 029, India

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Raj Vardhan Azad
R. P. Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi - 110 029
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PMID: 2365441

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Twenty patients with Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment were subjected to applanation tonometry and Corneal Thickness measurement to ascertain (i) the change in central & peripheral corneal thickness and (ii) effect of Intra Ocular Pressure on these corneal changes. Twenty age and sex matched controls also underwent similar investigation. It was observed that both the mean Intra Ocular Pressure and the corneal thickness (both Peripheral Corneal Thickness and Central Corneal Thickness] of the affected eye showed statistically significant reduction (P 0.001) when compared to Intra Ocular Pressure and Corneal Thickness changes of fellow-eyes and eyes of control subjects. In addition to these even the fellow eyes which had normal Intra Ocular Pressure, showed statistically low Central Corneal Thickness measurement, when compared with controls. In view of the above observation and reduction in Corneal Thickness measurement, the present study indicates generalised corneal changes in Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment unrelated to intraocular pressure.

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