Corneal surface temperature decreases with age

Morgan, Philip B., Soh, Meng Poey, & Efron, Nathan (1999) Corneal surface temperature decreases with age. Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, 22(1), pp. 11-13.

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Infrared temperature measurement has found numerous applications in the detection and diagnosis of ocular and systemic disease. In the study of ocular temperature it is important to consider all parameters which might influence recorded measurements. Examples of such parameters include room temperature, time of day and age of subject. This communication discusses the effect of age on ocular temperatures measured with a modern, wide field, colour-coded infrared detector. It is demonstrated that ocular surface temperature decreases by -0.010 degrees C per year throughout life, although the rate of change increases after middle age.

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ID Code: 10988
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: infrared, corneal surface temperature, age
DOI: 10.1016/S1367-0484(99)80025-3
ISSN: 1367-0484
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 Elsevier
Deposited On: 28 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 16:16

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