Among the possible variables responsible for systemic errors in the acquisition of pachometric measurements, the corneal hydration condition plays a determinant role. In the present study, the authors have investigated the importance of this condition with two different pachometers (Storz Corneoscan II and Allergan Humphrey), reproducing an experimental dehydrated condition. The main datum arising from the comparison of the measurements obtained is represented by the different time course of the value of the measurement in the two groups. In fact, confronting the medium initial superimposed thickness value in the two tables (521 vs. 520 μm) there is a substantial difference in the final examination. For the first group of 60 corneas, the thickness values appear almost identical in the different intervals of time (medium initial thickness 521 vs. 512 μm final thickness). For the group examined with the solid-point machine, a decreasing thickness equal to 7% was evidenced (520 vs. 482 μm) with a significant decrease in the corneal thickness after only 45 s. Copyright © 2001 S. Karger AG, Basel.

Eventual error caused by dehydration with pachometry

Sabetti L.;Balestrazzi E.
2001

Abstract

Among the possible variables responsible for systemic errors in the acquisition of pachometric measurements, the corneal hydration condition plays a determinant role. In the present study, the authors have investigated the importance of this condition with two different pachometers (Storz Corneoscan II and Allergan Humphrey), reproducing an experimental dehydrated condition. The main datum arising from the comparison of the measurements obtained is represented by the different time course of the value of the measurement in the two groups. In fact, confronting the medium initial superimposed thickness value in the two tables (521 vs. 520 μm) there is a substantial difference in the final examination. For the first group of 60 corneas, the thickness values appear almost identical in the different intervals of time (medium initial thickness 521 vs. 512 μm final thickness). For the group examined with the solid-point machine, a decreasing thickness equal to 7% was evidenced (520 vs. 482 μm) with a significant decrease in the corneal thickness after only 45 s. Copyright © 2001 S. Karger AG, Basel.
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