Corneal pachymetry may be considered medically necessary for the following conditions. What is the status of reimbursement for corneal pachymetry. Download and install the software on your computer. Once windows has finished indexing your pdfs and their contents, youll be able to search for text inside multiple pdf files at once use seekfast to search pdf files. Once primarily used in cases of corneal disease, pachymetry is also part of the preop evaluation of patients contemplating corneal transplant and those with bullous keratopathy and fuchs dystrophy. Seekfast also lets you easily search for your terms in various file types including pdf. All relevant data are within the manuscript and its supporting. Numerous devices have been developed to measure the corneal thickness which includes ultrasound pachymetry, optical pachymetry, contact.
Pachymetric measurements using 3 different methods for cross. Pachymetry readings can be used in managing glaucoma patients and glaucoma suspects when determining the correlation between the patients corneal thickness and the patients intraocular pressure. Measurement of corneal thickness in individuals presenting with increased intraocular pressure assists in determining if there is a risk of glaucoma or if the individuals increased eye pressure is the result of abnormal corneal. Intraoperative pachymetric measurements during corneal collagen. Corneal pachymetry is also considered an important test in the early detection of glaucoma.
Corneal pachymetry mapping with highspeed optical coherence. Pdf corneal elevation indices and pachymetry values of. Central corneal thickness as measured by orbscan ii, ultrasound. Corneal thickness is an important indication of the health and function of the cornea. Corneal pachymetry is the measurement of corneal thickness and commonly uses either ultrasonic or optical methods. Optical pachymetry is a notouch form of corneal thickness measurement, with quick and precise cen. Launch the software, enter in your search term into the. Corneal pachymetry is a noninvasive ultrasonic technique for measuring corneal thickness.
Corneal elevation indices and pachymetry values of saudi myopes using scheimpflug imaging article pdf available in saudi medical journal 412. Measurement of corneal thickness is useful for the diagnosis of certain corneal diseases, in determining the effectiveness of specific ophthalmologic medical and. Corneal pachymetry is the measurement of central corneal thickness by either ultrasound or optical biometry. Applanation tonometry is actually a lot less accurate than previously recognized.
What links here related changes upload file special pages permanent link page. To investigate the influence of full scleral lenses on corneal curvature and pachymetry in keratoconus patients. In 2002, the fiveyear report of the ocular hypertension study ohts was released. To assist in the diagnosis of corneal thinning disorders. Corneal thickness was measured normal to the anterior surface and presented as color pachymetry maps and zonal statistics. Local coverage determination for corneal pachymetry l33999. Optical pachymetry is a no touch form of corneal thickness measurement, with quick and precise cen.781 283 1484 1414 1382 1401 1067 540 406 238 656 1664 124 722 859 269 1381 925 87 1294 1403 883 1502 104 916 1364 771 1589 1080 1188 483 482 1401 1247 656 460 1496 1020 298