Computerized corneal topography of furrow corneal degeneration

S. Rumelt, U. Rehany

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Abstract

Purpose: To analyze the corneal topography features of furrow corneal degeneration. Setting: Western Galilee-Nahariya Medical Center, Nahariya, Israel. Methods: Computer-assisted corneal topography analysis of two patients with furrow corneal degeneration was obtained and studied. Results: The typical appearance of circumferential peripheral thinning in the lucid interval between the limbus and corneal arcus indicated a clinical diagnosis of furrow corneal degeneration. The corneal topography maps showed central flattening and excentric localized steepening. A step of 1.50 diopters was seen central to the peripheral furrow. Conclusion: Keratometry and nocomputerized keratoscopy are insufficient methods of evaluating the topographic features of furrow corneal degeneration. Computer-assisted cornea[ topography showed steepening and central flattening that may be attributed to the thinned peripheral circumference.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)856-859
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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