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Central and peripheral corneal thickness in full-term newborns by ultrasonic pachymetry.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1399411     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
To establish a standard of normality, the authors studied the central and peripheral (superior, inferior, nasal, and temporal) corneal thickness of 152 healthy, white race, full-term newborns (304 eyes) between 1 and 6 days old, using ultrasonic pachymetry. The mean central corneal thickness (CCT) was 585 +/- 52 microns (ranging from 446-706 microns). The mean peripheral corneal thickness (PCT), significantly thicker than CCT (P = 0.0001), was: superior (SCT) 696 +/- 55 microns, inferior (ICT) 744 +/- 62 microns, nasal (NCT) 742 +/- 58 microns, and temporal (TCT) 748 +/- 55 microns. The SCT was significantly thinner than the ICT, NCT, and TCT (P = 0.0001). Differences among ICT, NCT, and TCT were not statistically significant. The mean CCT of the 1-day-old group was 611 +/- 58 microns, this being thicker than those of the other age groups (P = 0.0001). The differences between male and female babies and between right and left eyes were not statistically significant. This is the first study on peripheral corneal thickness at the limbus in the four meridians in live newborns.
Authors:
L Remón; J A Cristóbal; J Castillo; T Palomar; A Palomar; J Pérez
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Investigative ophthalmology & visual science     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0146-0404     ISO Abbreviation:  Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci.     Publication Date:  1992 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-11-16     Completed Date:  1992-11-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703701     Medline TA:  Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3080-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Ophthalmology, Hospital Clínico Universitario, Zaragoza, Spain.
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Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cornea / anatomy & histology*,  ultrasonography*
Female
Humans
Infant, Newborn / physiology*
Male
Ophthalmology / instrumentation
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