Table 2

Previous studies reporting corneal thickness and ECD in the human eye

NMean (SD) age (years)Mean (SD) corneal thickness (mm)Mean (SD) ECD (cells/μm2)Significant correlation
*Corneal graft.
†Pre-cataract.
‡Normal cornea.
§Ultrasound pachymetry.
¶Optical low coherence relflectometer and ultrasound pachymetry.
**Non-contact specular microscopy.
††Contact specular microscopy.
Sawa et al, 198246*15–870.524 (central)§1053 (3067)**No
Kohlhaas et al, 199748†70.7 (4.5)0.520 (0.052) (central)§ 0.650 (0.062) (12h) §2551 (345) (central)†† 2550 (366) (12h)††No
Müller, 2000108‡10.1 (3.1)0.528 (0.033) (central)§3542 (510) (central)**Yes, (p = 0.019, r = 0.32)
Ventura et al, 200130†71 (15)0.537 (0.027) (central)¶Approx 2400 (central)**No