PMID: 3828278Mar 1, 1987

Corneal thickness, astigmatism, and atopy

The British Journal of Ophthalmology
M G Kerr MuirT J Leonard

Abstract

Keratometry and regional pachometry were performed on atopic patients with no history or signs of atopic keratoconjunctivitis. In a series of 80 eyes there was a skewed distribution towards thinner corneas (p less than 0.01) and a preponderance of against-the-rule astigmatism. The maternal age at birth of this group of patients was higher than that in the general population. These findings are discussed in the context of the known association of atopy with keratoconus.

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Citations

Dec 13, 2002·Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics : the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)·Michael J DoughtyNorman F Button
Jan 1, 1994·Ocular Immunology and Inflammation·Y A AkovaC S Foster
Feb 1, 1991·Ophthalmology·S J TuftR J Buckley

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Cornea
Immediate Hypersensitivity
Keratoconus
Maternal Age
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