Central and peripheral corneal thickness in newborns

Central and peripheral corneal thickness in newborns

Author Portellinha, Waldir Martins Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Belfort, Rubens Junior Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Central and peripheral corneal thickness was measured in 74 newborn children. The mean central corneal thickness was 0.573 +/- 0.052 mm. The mean peripheral thickness was 0.650 +/- 0.062 mm. There was no significant difference between right and left eyes, sex, gestational age or type of delivery. The central and peripheral corneal thickness in the first 24 h of life was significantly higher than after 48 to 72 h. The full-term babies with 2.500 to 3.000 g of birth weight had peripheral corneal thickness higher than the group with 3.501 to 4.000 g.
Keywords CORNEAL THICKNESS
NEWBORN
PACHYMETRY
ULTRASOUND
Language English
Date 1991-04-01
Published in Acta Ophthalmologica. Aarhus: Arhus Univ Hospital, v. 69, n. 2, p. 247-250, 1991.
ISSN 0001-639X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Arhus Univ Hospital
Extent 247-250
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-3768.1991.tb02719.x
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:A1991FM50300017
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/11600/42013

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