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Corneal Pachymetry

Corneal Pachymetry

Corneal Pachymetry

Corneal Pachymetry, the technique of measuring corneal thickness, is a quick and painless test involving an ultrasound scan of the front and back corneal surfaces to obtain a corneal thickness reading. As the intra-ocular pressures measured during tonometry are dependent upon the thickness of the cornea, Pachymetry provides invaluable information in the management of suspect glaucoma patients. For example, a thicker cornea may mean less reason to worry about Glaucoma as patient’s with thicker corneas may show a higher pressure reading than actually exists. Corneal Pachymetry is performed on all patients attending a full Glaucoma Assessment.