Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

: 2019  |  Volume : 67  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 1175-

Using Bruckner's test for gross keratometry screening

Amber Amar Bhayana 
 Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Amber Amar Bhayana
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi - 110 029

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Bhayana AA. Using Bruckner's test for gross keratometry screening.Indian J Ophthalmol 2019;67:1175-1175

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Bruckner's test[1] was done using indirect ophthalmoscopy at a distance of 50 cm in a 12-year-old boy presenting with corneal opacity [Figure 1]a and localized area of brightness [Figure 1]c and [Figure 1]d along the opacity was seen suggesting some change in refractive power of the local milieu as compared to rest of the cornea. Pentacam (OCULUS, Arlington, WA) confirmed the localized area of steepness [Figure 1]b. I thus propose the use of Bruckner's test as a quick method of gross screening of corneal topography as any gross localized change in keratometry would change local optics giving us differential glow in that area.{Figure 1}

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1Kothari MT. Can the Bruckner test be used as a rapid screening test to detect significant refractive errors in children?. Indian J Ophthalmol 2007;55:213-5.