April 2009
Volume 50, Issue 13
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   April 2009
Wavefront Analysis in Unilateral Herpetic Keratisis
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • G. kaswin
    Ophthalmology, Bicêtre, Kremelin-Bicêtre, France
  • R. Legras
    Université Paris XI, Paris, France
  • I. De Monchy
    Ophthalmology, Bicêtre, Kremelin-Bicêtre, France
  • G. Gendron
    Ophthalmology, Bicêtre, Kremelin-Bicêtre, France
  • H. Offret
    Ophthalmology, Bicêtre, Kremelin-Bicêtre, France
  • M. Labetoulle
    Ophthalmology, Bicêtre, Kremelin-Bicêtre, France
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships  G. kaswin, None; R. Legras, None; I. De Monchy, None; G. Gendron, None; H. Offret, None; M. Labetoulle, None.
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science April 2009, Vol.50, 5126. doi:
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      G. kaswin, R. Legras, I. De Monchy, G. Gendron, H. Offret, M. Labetoulle; Wavefront Analysis in Unilateral Herpetic Keratisis. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2009;50(13):5126.

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Purpose: : The assess optical aberrations using wavefront analysis in the affected eye of patients with unilateral herpetic keratitis with no apparent visual disturbance (visual acuity : 20/20), and to compare these results with those of the non-affected eye.

Results: : Zernike’s polynoms and MTF curve analysis showed bilateral abnormalities in 4 patients, with no significant difference between the two eyes. In contrast, one patient had significant wavefront disturbances in the affected eye, whereas the non-affected eye was normal.

Conclusions: : Moderate herpetic keratisis may induce wavefront abnormalities in some patients despite a normal visual acuity and an apparently normal cornea. This could explain visual discomfort that is sometimes described in such patients. A prospective study including more patients should give more information on the rate and clinical significance of these optical aberrations.

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