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104th DOG Annual Meeting

21. - 24.09.2006, Berlin

Central corneal thickness in patients with advanced primary open-angle glaucoma

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  • S. Kostova - Alexandrovsca Hospital, University Eye Clinic, Sofia
  • N. Petkova - Alexandrovsca Hospital, University Eye Clinic, Sofia

Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft e.V.. 104. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft (DOG). Berlin, 21.-24.09.2006. Düsseldorf, Köln: German Medical Science; 2006. Doc06dogP177

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Published: September 18, 2006

© 2006 Kostova et al.
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Pachymetry for measuring corneal thickness has become a crucial examination in today's clinical practice. Corneal pachymetry is now an essential tool for glaucoma diagnosis and management. The purpose of the present study is to compare central corneal thickness (CCT) in patients with dvanced primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and healthy persons in the same age group.


A total of 40 (mean age 66.7±8.2) patients with uncontrolled advanced POAG \'7bdiagnosed by following methods: biomicroscopy, gonioscopy, ophtalmoscopy (cup/disc ratio>6pd), standard automatic perimetry (md>-6dB)\'7d underwent measuring of CCT. The results of CCT were compared to those of 30 healthy persons of the same age group. Additionaly comparative analysis of patients with POAG, divided in two groups according to CCT was performed.


Results have been analyzed,discussed and compared to those of other autors. CCT was statistically thinner in patients with advanced POAG. Patients with thinner corneas <520 µm revealed worse glaucoma defects.


Oatients with advanced POAG had statistically thinner CCT. CCT is of diagnostic value in patients with POAG.