Corneal Hysteresis

Hysteresis: A Powerful Tool for Glaucoma Care

Clinical data suggests that this measurement may be a valuable indicator of risk—and how a patient will respond to medication.

Nathan M. Radcliffe, MD, New York City 1/6/2014

Lasik and Glaucoma

Submitted by dave on Tue, 08/07/2007 - 11:26am

A new theory (still being researched and discussed) is that glaucoma causes a remodeling of the cornea that results in lower corneal hysteresis (CH). However, regardless of the causative mechanism, low  corneal hysteresis has been correlated with glaucoma progression in early research. I believe the research on that point is substantial enough to act on the information right now, even though more research is warranted. 

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