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Chapter-06 Corneal Topometry

BOOK TITLE: Corneal Topography in Clinical Practice (Pentacam System): Basics and Clinical Interpretation

Author
1. Sinjab Mazen M
ISBN
9788184486544
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/10177_6
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2009
Pages
8
Author Affiliations
1. Medical School, Damascus University, Syria, Damascus University; Al Mouasat University Hospital, Damascus, Syria; Damascus University; Al Zahra Medical Group, Damascus, Syria; Elite Medical Center in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Damascus University; Al Mouasat University Hospital, Damascus, Syria; Damascus University; Damascus, Syria; Elite Medical Center in Riyadh, KSA, Damascus University, Damascus, Syria, Damascus University, Damascus, Syria; Damascus University, Damascus, Syria; Dr Haifa Eye Hospital, Bahrain
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Abstract

Chapter six talks about corneal topometry, which means corneal slope. It discusses the principles of topometry including basics and measurements of asphericity. It also discusses Q-value and the spherical aberrations resulting from abnormal Q-value. Then it goes through the topometry map and its clinical interpretation and discusses the spherical, oblate and prolate corneal surface shapes.

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