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Corneal biomechanical properties in patients with kidney transplant

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Vaibhav Kumar Jain,
Department of Ophthalmology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow - 226 014, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tjo.tjo_24_20

PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the corneal biomechanical properties in patients post kidney transplant and to compare them with healthy age-matched control. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 68 patients with kidney transplant (study group) and 68 healthy individuals (control group) were analyzed with ocular response analyzer measurements. Only the right eye of each participant was assessed for corneal hysteresis (CH), corneal resistance factor (CRF), corneal-compensated intraocular pressure (IOPcc), and Goldmann-correlated intraocular pressure (IOPg). RESULTS: The mean CH in the study group was 9.70 ± 1.62 mmHg which was significantly lower than the control group with the mean CH of 10.60 ± 1.49 mmHg (P = 0.001). The mean IOPccwas 18.17 ± 4.00 mmHg and 16.00 ± 3.94 mmHg in the study and control groups, respectively (P = 0.002). CRF and IOPgwere not significantly different between groups. CONCLUSION: CH and IOPccare altered in kidney transplant patients.

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