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

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Differences between inflammatory and non-inflammatory peripheral corneal thinning detected by HR-OCT

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First Author: N. Yesilirmak UNITED STATES

Co Author(s):    M. Rodriguez   P. Chhadva   C. Karp   A. Galor           

Abstract Details


To evaluate the differences between inflammatory and non-inflammaory peripheral corneal thinning detected by anterior segment high resolution optical coherence tomography (HR-OCT).


Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA.


Retrospective chart review of nine patients with peripheral corneal thinning. Analysis of HR-OCT images and correlations with slit lamp photos and clinical history.


The HR-OCT images of 4 patients with non-inflammatory peripheral corneal thinning, and 5 patients with thinning in the setting of clinical signs of inflammation (pain, bulbar hyperemia, systemic auto-immune disease) were analyzed. On HR-OCT, a band of intense hypereflectivity was consistently seen under the area of thinning in eyes with clinical features of inflammation whereas this finding was absent in patients with thinning-unrelated inflammation.


A band of hypereflectivity under the area of thinning was seen in patients with inflammatory but not degenerative peripheral thinning. Further studies are needed to evaluate the utility of HR-OCT in the diagnostic approach of peripheral corneal thinning.

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