Be Careful If You Are Diagnosed With Glaucoma

For decades, ophthalmologists have relied on a simple test "air puff" to check for high pressure inside the eye, often an early warning of glaucoma. Now a new test, called pachymetry, which measures corneal thickness, can be much more helpful to measure pressures inside your eye. Turns out the thickness of your cornea can significantly influence the readings on the air puff test that is used to diagnosis glaucoma. If you have thin corneas, the instrument may give falsely low readings and...

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