J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  2014 Mar;55(3):402-407. 10.3341/jkos.2014.55.3.402.

Central Corneal Thickness in Korean Subjects with Primary Angle-Closure Glaucoma

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Seoul Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Ophthalmology, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. 991027js@hanmail.net

Abstract

PURPOSE
To compare the central corneal thickness (CCT) in eyes of Korean subjects with primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG) to other patients with glaucoma and control subjects.
METHODS
Medical records of patients who underwent examination for glaucoma and pre-operative examination for cataract surgery between March 2009 and August 2012 in our clinic were reviewed. CCT was compared in normal control eyes, primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) eyes and normal tension glaucoma (NTG) eyes.
RESULTS
The mean CCT of POAG eyes was significantly larger than that of normal control eyes, NTG eyes and PACG eyes (p = 0.027, 0.009 and 0.008, respectively). There was no significant difference in mean CCT between normal control eyes, NTG eyes or PACG eyes.
CONCLUSIONS
PACG eyes had a CCT similar to that of NTG or normal eyes in Korean subjects.

Keyword

Central corneal thickness; Primary angle-closure glaucoma; Primary open angle glaucoma

MeSH Terms

Cataract
Glaucoma
Glaucoma, Angle-Closure*
Glaucoma, Open-Angle
Humans
Low Tension Glaucoma
Medical Records
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