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SENSITIVITY AND FRAGILITY IN KERATOCONUS

MILLODOT, MICHEL; OWENS, HELEN

Authors

MICHEL MILLODOT



Abstract

38 persons with various degrees of keratoconus were examined. Using the photokeratoscope an index of the severity of the cone was established and compared to a group of normal eyes. Sensitivity was measured in the centre and periphery of the cornea. It was found to be significantly lower than in normal eyes and those eyes wearing contact lenses exhibited the lowest sensitivity. There was no correlation between peripheral CTT (Corneal Touch Threshold) and the severity of keratoconus, but there was a significant correlation between central CTT and severity, though only for the group of eyes not wearing contact lenses. Corneal fragility was also found to be greater in keratoconus than in normal eyes and more so in those eyes wearing contact lenses. There was a significant correlation between the severity and the fragility. 1983 Institution Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica

Citation

MILLODOT, M., & OWENS, H. (1983). SENSITIVITY AND FRAGILITY IN KERATOCONUS. Acta Ophthalmologica, 61(5), 908-917. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-3768.1983.tb01473.x

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 1, 1983
Publication Date Jan 1, 1983
Journal Acta Ophthalmologica
Print ISSN 1755-375X
Electronic ISSN 1755-3768
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 61
Issue 5
Pages 908-917
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-3768.1983.tb01473.x
Keywords sensitivity, fragility, keratoconus
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/1113669
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-3768.1983.tb01473.x