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10 - 14 Sept. 2016, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Age-related change in corneal biomechanical parameters in a healthy caucasian population

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First Author: A. Celebi TURKEY

Co Author(s):    A. Kilavuzoglu   U. Altiparmak   C. Cosar              

Abstract Details


To determine the effect of aging on corneal biomechanical parameters measured via ocular response analyzer in a homogenous healthy Caucasian population.


Acibadem University School of Medicine, Turkey


2039 Caucasian adults were consecutively recruited and divided into 7 groups according to decades of age. The difference in mean corneal hysteresis (CH), mean corneal resistance factor (CRF), mean Goldmann-correlated intraocular pressure (IOPg), and mean corneal-compensated IOP (IOPcc) between decades of age were investigated. The strength of the correlations between corneal biomechanical parameters, and between each biomechanical parameter and age were evaluated. The effect of age on each corneal biomechanical parameter was analyzed.


Mean age of the participants (1173 female and 866 male) was 43.30±14.64 years. Mean CH, CRF, IOPcc, and IOPg were 11.49±1.89mmHg, 11.40±2.30mmHg, 15.01±3.11 mmHg, and 15.72±3.80mmHg, respectively. There were significant differences in mean CH, CRF, IOPcc, and IOPg between groups (P<0.001 for all parameters). There was a significant negative correlation between age and CH(r=–0.067 and P=0.003), and a significant negative correlation between age and CRF(r =–0.053 and P=0.017). There was a significant positive correlation between age and IOPg(r=0.25 and P<0.001), and between age and IOPcc(r=0.20 and P<0.001). Linear regression analysis showed that for every 1-year increase CH decreased 0.011mmHg, CRF decreased 0.004mmHg, IOPcc increased 0.053mmHg, and IOPg increased 0.047mmHg.


Aging can cause significant changes in corneal biomechanical parameters. Each corneal biomechanical parameter was correlated with each other, and each was correlated with aging. Patient age should be a consideration when interpreting the clinical significance of corneal biomechanical findings.

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