Jamil Ahmed, Mohammad Feroz Memon.
Corneal thickness and its relationship with myopia.
J Liaquat Uni Med Health Sci Jul ;7(1):4-6.

OBJECTIVE: To study the relationship between central corneal thickness (CCT) and degree of myopia. DESIGN: A descriptive study. SETTING: Department of Ophthalmology, Isra University Hospital Hyderabad, Sindh - Pakistan from January to May 2004. METHODS: One hundred and fifty four (154) subjects were recruited from a Refractive Surgery Clinic. Patients were divided into two groups depending upon the degree of myopia. Group I comprised of patients having myopia between -0.50 to -5.00 diopters (D) while Group II comprised of myopic patients having myopia > -5.25 (D). CCT was measured in both eyes of each subject using ultrasonic pachymeter and data from right eye was selected for analysis. The CCT was correlated with the degree of myopia in diopters using Pearson`s correlation coefficient and student - t – test with multiple comparisons. RESULTS: Mean CCT in group I was 537.49 micron (µm) (SD± 33.74) and in group II was 534.56 µm (SD± 34.03). The mean CCT showed no statistical difference between two groups (P>0.05) CONCLUSION: The CCT was not correlated with the degree of myopia.

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