Corneal Sensitivity and Intraocular Pressure

  • Jörg Draeger


It has been claimed for a considerable period of time that even a moderate increase in intraocular pressure can decrease corneal sensitivity (Luchik, 1966; Kalfa and Paramonov, 1955). They found in about half of the patients with increased intraocular pressure a decrease in corneal sensitivity. Awasthi and Goel (1969) confirmed the fact that corneal sensitivity decreases with age and with the height of the intraocular pressure. It is supposedly considerably decreased in angle closure glaucoma. Boberg-Ans (1955) showed that variations in intraocular pressure are accompanied by variations in corneal sensitivity. Millidot (1969) emphasized the connection between corneal thickness, corneal edema and decreased sensitivity.


Optic Nerve Intraocular Pressure Open Angle Glaucoma Glaucoma Patient Optic Atrophy 


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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jörg Draeger
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  1. 1.Universitäts-Augenklinik HamburgFederal Republic of Germany

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