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Comparison of central corneal thickness of primary open angle glaucoma patients with normal controls in South India

*, Maya Natarajan and Das, Krishna and Jeganathan, Jayakumar (2013) Comparison of central corneal thickness of primary open angle glaucoma patients with normal controls in South India. Oman journal of ophthalmology, 6 (1). pp. 33-36.

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Abstract

Background: Studies mainly in the western population have compared central corneal thickness in primary open angle glaucoma and normal individuals have found variable results. We did this study to compare the central corneal thickness of primary open angle glaucoma patients with normal controls in a south Indian population. Materials and methods: This was a masked, cross-sectional study undertaken in a tertiary care centre in South India. A total of 50 controls and 50 primary open angle glaucoma patients were studied. Central corneal thickness between the two groups was compared using Wilcoxon two sample test and the signed rank test. Results: The mean central corneal thickness in the control group was 536 µm (462-608 µm) and in the primary open angle glaucoma group was 531 µm (476-609µm). Conclusion: There was no significant difference in the central corneal thickness between primary open angle glaucoma patients and the normal controls.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Central corneal thickness, open angle glaucoma, ocular tonometry
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 28 May 2013 07:05
Last Modified: 28 May 2013 07:05
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/136144

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