Increase in ocular axial length in patients with corneal opacification

Ophthalmology. 1988 Sep;95(9):1276-8. doi: 10.1016/s0161-6420(88)33035-6.


Seventy-nine patients were studied for corneal opacification and axial myopia. They were divided into three groups. One group had bilateral clear corneas; the second had unilateral corneal scars; and the third had bilateral corneal scars. A statistically significant difference was found in the mean axial length of eyes with bilateral corneal scars when compared with age- and sex-matched controls with normal corneas (P less than 0.0001). In addition, there was a significant increase in the mean axial length of eyes with corneal scars when compared with their fellow eyes (P = 0.025).

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Child
  • Cicatrix / pathology
  • Corneal Diseases / pathology
  • Corneal Opacity / pathology*
  • Eye / pathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myopia / pathology*
  • Ultrasonography