Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Original article
Air-pulse corneal applanation signal curve parameters for the characterisation of keratoconus
  1. Marek Mikielewicz1,
  2. Konstantin Kotliar2,
  3. Rafael I Barraquer1,
  4. Ralph Michael1
  1. 1Institut Universitari Barraquer, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  2. 2Department of Ophthalmology, Munich University of Technology, Munich, Germany
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ralph Michael, Institut Universitari Barraquer, Laforja 88 – E-08021 Barcelona, Spain; ralphm{at}

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.


Keratoconus (KC) is a non-inflammatory, usually progressive disease with unknown aetiology. It leads to thinning and bulging of the cornea and consequently produces irregular astigmatism and high myopia. Evidence demonstrates that keratoconic corneas are more mechanically compliant than normal corneas, as measured in vivo with the ocular response analyser (ORA).1 2 A biomechanical explanation of KC aetiology has been …

View Full Text


  • Linked articles 200618.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

Linked Articles

  • Editorial
    Sudi Patel
  • At a glance
    Harminder S Dua Arun D Singh