Letters Glaucoma

Don’t forget that central corneal thickness affects intraocular pressure

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4215 (Published 02 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4215
  1. Ilias Georgalas, assistant professor, ophthalmic surgeon1,
  2. Dionisis Pagoulatos, ophthalmologist1,
  3. Chryssanthi Koutsandrea, associate professor1,
  4. Dimitrios Papaconstantinou, assistant professor1
  1. 1Department of Ophthalmology, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
  1. igeorgalas{at}yahoo.com

In response to King and colleagues’ excellent review of glaucoma,1 we add some important information in diagnosis.

Goldmann acknowledged that central corneal thickness affects intraocular pressure (IOP) measurements by applanation tonometry, but the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study showed that thinner corneas are an independent risk factor for the …

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