Meridional variations of corneal shape

Kiely, Patricia M., Smith, George, & Carney, Leo G. (1984) Meridional variations of corneal shape. American Journal of Optometry and Physiological Optics, 61(10), pp. 619-626.



The corneal shape of 196 eyes was determined by photokeratoscopy and subsequent fitting of a conicoid equation to four individual corneal meridians. This conicoid was found in almost all instances to be ellipsoidal, with the asphericity not varying between meridians. The corneal radius of curvature did vary as expected between meridians. The radii of curvature of these corneal meridians also varied with the age of the subjects, resulting in reduced corneal astigmatism, while the asphericity of each meridian did not vary substantially with age.

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ID Code: 3191
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Cornea/, anatomy & histology, Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Astigmatism, Cornea/pathology, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1984 American Academy of Optometry
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 02 Jan 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:29

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