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Central corneal thickness in individuals with intellectual disabilities.
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PMID:  17457189     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To assess central corneal thickness (CCT) values in individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID). METHODS: The study group was made up of 25 participants with ID (mean age, 36.9 +/- 8.7 years). The control group was made up of 25 healthy individuals (mean age, 37.1 +/- 10.1 years) with normal intellectual capacity and without any systemic or intraocular pathology. CCT value was measured by ultrasound pachymetry. Ten consecutive measurements were made at the center of the cornea of each eye. RESULTS: In the ID group, mean CCT value was 554.0 +/- 39.7 microm in the right eye and 556.8 +/- 38.7 microm in the left eye. In the control group, mean CCT value was 535.7 +/- 24.2 microm in the right eye and 536.5 +/- 24.8 microm in the left eye. CCT value in the ID group was significantly greater than in the control group for both right (P < 0.05) and left eyes (P < 0.02). CONCLUSIONS: CCT should be kept in mind during measurements of intraocular pressure (IOP) in individuals with ID because their CCTs may be greater than those in the general population.
Remzi Karadag; Mesut Erdurmus; Ramazan Yagci; Ugur Can Keskin; Ibrahim Feyzi Hepsen; Mustafa Durmus
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cornea     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0277-3740     ISO Abbreviation:  Cornea     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-25     Completed Date:  2007-06-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8216186     Medline TA:  Cornea     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  421-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, Fatih University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Cornea / pathology*,  ultrasonography
Disabled Persons
Intraocular Pressure
Mental Disorders / complications*
Middle Aged
Tonometry, Ocular / standards

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