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Cornea and lens densitometry measurements in children with allergic rhinoconjunctivitis

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First Author: G.Pekel TURKEY

Co Author(s):    F. Fırıncı   S. Acer   S. Altıntaş   R. Yağcı   E. Mete  

Abstract Details


To investigate the impact of allergic rhinoconjunctivitis on cornea and lens densitometry, pachymetry, and anterior chamber depth in children.


Pamukkale University Medical School, Ophthalmology Department, Denizli, Turkey


Fifty four patients who had allergic rhinoconjunctivitis (study group) and 54 healthy children (control group) were recruited in this prospective, cross-sectional, and comparative study. Cornea and lens densitometry, pachymetry, and anterior chamber depth measurements were taken with the Scheimpflug imaging system.


The mean age of the children in the study group was 10.4 ± 2.3 years, while it was 10.5 ± 2.3 years in the control group (p=0.80). The lens densitometry and ACD parameters were similar between the groups (p>0.05), while cornea densitometry and pachymetry were significantly higher in the study group (p<0.05).


Cornea is affected in allergic rhinoconjunctivitis in the aspects of densitometry and thickness, while anterior chamber and lens are not influenced. FINANCIAL INTEREST: NONE

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