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Rearranged automated keratometer for newborn infants and patients in the supine position.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4014389     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To measure corneal curvature in newborn infants and patients in the supine position, we rearranged an automated keratometer, dividing it into two parts, the power unit and the measuring system. The measuring unit was mounted on a universal stand. We observed no difference in measured value between the sitting and supine positions and no difference in maneuverability. We also examined the effect of a speculum in normal adult subjects in the supine position, in which both the strong and the weak radii and the axis of astigmatism were slightly affected. However, there was no significant difference in the mean values of the strong and weak radii of corneal curvature in 22 eyes of infants with corrected gestational ages of 37 to 43 weeks. The examination was carried out with ease. The mean value of corneal curvature was 7.05 mm and the range was 6.63 to 7.74 mm.
Y Inagaki; M Tanaka; A Hirano; H Magatani; K Kato; A Nakajima
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  99     ISSN:  0002-9394     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  1985 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-07-31     Completed Date:  1985-07-31     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370500     Medline TA:  Am J Ophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  664-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cornea / anatomy & histology*
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Infant, Newborn
Ophthalmology / instrumentation*,  methods

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