Diabetes screening with corneal aesthesiometer

Am J Optom Physiol Opt. 1975 Jan;52(1):31-5. doi: 10.1097/00006324-197501000-00004.


Recent clinical evidence that diminished corneal sensitivity occurs far more frequently (p less than 0.003) ) among diabetics than nondiabetics, supports the addition of aesthesiometry to the routine optometric screening battery for patients at risk of diabetes. This evidence is reviewed and quantitative estimates are presented to illustrate the clinical efficacy of this screening test.

MeSH terms

  • Cornea*
  • Diabetes Mellitus / diagnosis*
  • Diabetes Mellitus / epidemiology
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Humans
  • Mass Screening / methods
  • Optometry / methods*
  • Sensation*