Pachymetry

Corneal pachymetry is the process of measuring the thickness of the cornea using contact methods. Corneal Pachymetry is particularly essential prior to a LASIK procedure for ensuring sufficient corneal thickness to prevent abnormal bulging out of the cornea, a side effect known as ectasia.

Conventional pachymeters are devices that display the thickness of the cornea, usually in micrometres, when the ultrasonic transducer touches the cornea. Newer generations of ultrasonic pachymeters work by way of Corneal Waveform.

Using this technology the user can capture an ultra-high definition echogram of the cornea. Pachymetry using the corneal waveform process allows the user to more accurately measure the corneal thickness, verify the reliability of the measurements that were obtained, superimpose corneal waveforms to monitor changes in a patient’s cornea over time, and measure structures within the cornea such as micro bubbles created during femto-second laser flap cuts.


Confidentiality:

Information about our patients is collected in a variety of ways and for a variety of reasons (e.g. Providing care and treatment, managing and planning the center, training and educating staff, research etc.). It is stored on paper and on computerized systems.

Everyone working at the Bostan Diagnostic Eye Center has a legal duty to keep information about you confidential. Information will only ever be shared with people who have a genuine need for it (e.g. the medical staff or other professionals from whom you have been receiving care). Please be assured that we will treat your information with the highest degree of confidentiality.