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C K Hitzenberger, W Drexler, A F Fercher; Measurement of corneal thickness by laser Doppler interferometry.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1992;33(1):98-103.
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The laser Doppler interferometry (LDI) technique, which was recently developed for axial eye length measurement, has been modified to measure the corneal thickness of the human eye in vivo. High accuracy is achieved. The standard deviation of the technique is about 7 microns, and improvement by a factor of 5 is possible. First comparisons with a usual slit lamp pachometer show a general agreement but a systematic difference of about 20 microns. Possible reasons for this discrepancy are discussed. Finally, the new method is compared to standard optical and ultrasound pachometry from a theoretical point of view, and advantages and drawbacks of the various techniques are discussed.
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