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Corneal hysteresis: ready for prime time?

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Jammal, AA; Medeiros, FA
Published in: Curr Opin Ophthalmol
May 1, 2022

PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: This review summarizes recent findings on corneal hysteresis, a biomechanical property of the cornea. Corneal hysteresis measurements can be easily acquired clinically and may serve as surrogate markers for biomechanical properties of tissues in the back of the eye, like the lamina cribrosa and peripapillary sclera, which may be related to the susceptibility to glaucomatous damage. RECENT FINDINGS: Several studies have provided evidence of the associations between corneal hysteresis and clinically relevant outcomes in glaucoma. Corneal hysteresis has been shown to be predictive of glaucoma development in eyes suspected of having the disease. For eyes already diagnosed with glaucoma, lower corneal hysteresis has been associated with higher risk of progression and faster rates of visual field loss over time. Such associations appear to be stronger than those for corneal thickness, suggesting that corneal hysteresis may be a more important predictive factor. Recent evidence has also shown that cornealcorrected intraocular pressure measurements may present advantages compared to conventional Goldmann tonometry in predicting clinically relevant outcomes in glaucoma. SUMMARY: Given the evidence supporting corneal hysteresis as an important risk factor for glaucoma development and its progression, practitioners should consider measuring corneal hysteresis in all patients at risk for glaucoma, as well as in those already diagnosed with the disease.

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Curr Opin Ophthalmol

DOI

EISSN

1531-7021

Publication Date

May 1, 2022

Volume

33

Issue

3

Start / End Page

243 / 249

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Visual Field Tests
  • Tonometry, Ocular
  • Ophthalmology & Optometry
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Humans
  • Glaucoma
  • Cornea
  • Biomechanical Phenomena
  • 3212 Ophthalmology and optometry
  • 1113 Opthalmology and Optometry
 

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Jammal, A. A., & Medeiros, F. A. (2022). Corneal hysteresis: ready for prime time? Curr Opin Ophthalmol, 33(3), 243–249. https://doi.org/10.1097/ICU.0000000000000842
Jammal, Alessandro A., and Felipe A. Medeiros. “Corneal hysteresis: ready for prime time?Curr Opin Ophthalmol 33, no. 3 (May 1, 2022): 243–49. https://doi.org/10.1097/ICU.0000000000000842.
Jammal AA, Medeiros FA. Corneal hysteresis: ready for prime time? Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2022 May 1;33(3):243–9.
Jammal, Alessandro A., and Felipe A. Medeiros. “Corneal hysteresis: ready for prime time?Curr Opin Ophthalmol, vol. 33, no. 3, May 2022, pp. 243–49. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/ICU.0000000000000842.
Jammal AA, Medeiros FA. Corneal hysteresis: ready for prime time? Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2022 May 1;33(3):243–249.

Published In

Curr Opin Ophthalmol

DOI

EISSN

1531-7021

Publication Date

May 1, 2022

Volume

33

Issue

3

Start / End Page

243 / 249

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Visual Field Tests
  • Tonometry, Ocular
  • Ophthalmology & Optometry
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Humans
  • Glaucoma
  • Cornea
  • Biomechanical Phenomena
  • 3212 Ophthalmology and optometry
  • 1113 Opthalmology and Optometry