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Correlation between central corneal thickness, applanation tonometry, and direct intracameral IOP readings
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    Re: IOP measurement and central corneal thickness - authors' reply
    • Other Contributors:
      • Nicolas Feltgen and Jens Funk
    Dear Editor

    In reply to the comments of Stodtmeister and colleagues [1] on our recent paper [2], we won´t argue the correlation between central corneal thickness (CCT) and intraocular pressure (IOP), but we mistrust the clinical application of correcting factors. Stodtmeister et al compare our study to that of Ehlers et al [3] which is often cited to prove an influence of corneal thickness on applanatory measurement.


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    IOP measurement and central corneal thickness
    • , Ophthalmic Surgeon
    • Other Contributors:
      • Richard Stodtmeister, Martina Kron, Wilhelm Gaus
    Dear Editor

    [Please note that the tables for this letter will be available in the December issue of BJO.]

    In the recent paper by Feltgen et al [1], the intraocular pressure was measured by Goldmann applanation tonometry and by using a cannula inserted into the anterior chamber connected with a pressure transducer. Thus the measurement took place omitting a possible influence of the cornea on the result. Marx et al[...

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