Corneal hysteresis more telling than corneal thickness regarding glaucoma risk

NEW ORLEANS — Corneal hysteresis measurements correlated more closely with glaucoma damage progression than corneal thickness measurements and may replace thickness as the corneal property of interest concerning glaucoma risk, a speaker said here. “Unlike corneal thickness, hysteresis is measuring the behavior of the cornea that’s dynamic,” Nathan M. Radcliffe, MD, said at Glaucoma Subspecialty Day preceding the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting. “It may represent mechanical stress that a particular eye is experiencing. Hysteresis is lower in eyes with higher pressure, but it’s also lower in eyes with lower (Read more...)

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