Air Pressure-Induced Iridocornea Contact in a Patient With Primary Angle Closure Observed With a Dynamic Scheimpflug Analyzer

Rumi Kawashima, Kenji Matsushita, Hisataka Fujimoto, Naoyuki Maeda, Kohji Nishida

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Abstract

Purpose: To report air pressure-induced corneal deformation and iridocornea contact in eyes with primary angle closure (PAC) during intraocular pressure (IOP) measurement performed using a novel noncontact tonometer. Methods: A single case report. Results: We report a patient with bilateral angle closure. One eye had acute PAC and the other had PAC. The latter was evaluated by the movements of the cornea and iris during IOP measurement using a noncontact tonometer. During the examination, the corneal endothelium and the iris came into contact at the mid-peripheral pupillary area in the left eye with PAC during the corneal reaction to an air puff. In contrast, the corneal endothelium in the pupillary area did not come into contact with the iris. Conclusions: Although we observed only 1 case and there could be limitations in its interpretation, IOP measurements using a noncontact tonometer may create mechanical stress on the corneal endothelium in eyes with PAC with a very shallow anterior chamber.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e137-e138
JournalJournal of Glaucoma
Volume24
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 19 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology

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