Are There Any Changes in Corneal Biomechanics and Central Corneal Thickness in Fuchs' Uveitis?


Sen E., Ozdal P., Balikoglu-Yilmaz M., Yuksekkaya P. N. , Elgin U., Tirhis M. H. , ...More

OCULAR IMMUNOLOGY AND INFLAMMATION, vol.24, no.5, pp.561-567, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/09273948.2015.1037459
  • Title of Journal : OCULAR IMMUNOLOGY AND INFLAMMATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.561-567

Abstract

Purpose: To compare corneal biomechanics, intraocular pressure (IOP) and central corneal thickness (CCT) of 38 patients with unilateral Fuchs' uveitis (FU) with 42 healthy controls.Methods: Corneal hysteresis (CH), corneal resistance factor (CRF), Goldmann-correlated and corneal-compensated IOP (IOPg and IOPcc, respectively) and CCT were measured.Results: The mean CH, CRF, and IOPg of the involved FU eyes were significantly lower (9.51.6, 9.0 +/- 1.9 and 13.1 +/- 4.3mmHg) than contralateral eyes (10.1 +/- 1.7, 9.9 +/- 1.7 and 14.6 +/- 3.4mmHg), and controls (10.5 +/- 1.5, 10.3 +/- 1.5 and 14.8 +/- 2.5mmHg), respectively. There was no significant difference for mean IOPcc between involved FU or contralateral eyes and controls (14.8 +/- 4.1, 15.5 +/- 3.4 and 15.0 +/- 2.7mmHg). The CCT values correlated with CH and CRF in the involved and contralateral eyes.Conclusions: Involved FU eyes had lower CH, CRF, and IOPg than contralateral eyes and controls, with no difference regarding IOPcc.