Corneal thickness association with ocular and corneal high-order aberrations

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Purpose: To investigate the association among central corneal thickness, peripheral corneal thickness (PCT), and wavefront aberrations in the anterior cornea, posterior cornea and the whole eye in myopia. Methods: Sixty-four eyes of 64 myopic subjects were evaluated with a Pentacam rotating Scheimpflug camera (Oculus, Inc., WA) corneal topographer for: (1) wavefront aberrations from the anterior and posterior corneal surface, (2) corneal thickness (central and peripheral), and (3) with a wavefront aberration-supported cornea ablation wavefront analyzer (Wavescan, Visx, Inc., Santa Clara, CA) for wavefront aberrations generated in the whole eye. Relationships between the wavefront aberrations and corneal thickness were analyzed. Results: The mean age of subjects was 34.75 ± 10.08 years. The central corneal thickness was 550.5 ± 28.459 μm. The mean peripheral thickness was 629.9 ± 32.1 μm. Central and PCTs were not significantly correlated with corneal or ocular high-order aberrations. Intraocular pressure was significantly correlated with ocular trefoil (r = -0.307, P=0.001). Conclusions: Central and PCT were not significantly associated with either anterior or posterior corneal Zernike aberrations; in addition, no association with the whole ocular wavefront aberrations was found.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-301
Number of pages5
JournalEye and Contact Lens
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2009


  • Corneal high
  • Corneal thickness
  • Ocular high
  • Order aberrations
  • Order aberrations.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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