Comparing central corneal thickness in a sub-Saharan cohort to African Americans and Afro-Caribbeans.

@article{Mercieca2007ComparingCC,
  title={Comparing central corneal thickness in a sub-Saharan cohort to African Americans and Afro-Caribbeans.},
  author={Karl Mercieca and Victor Odogu and Bassey Fiebai and Olu Arowolo and Favour Chukwuka},
  journal={Cornea},
  year={2007},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={557-60}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the central corneal thickness (CCT) of Africans in a glaucoma practice in a university teaching hospital in West Nigeria, Africa, and compare results with similar studies carried out in African American and Afro-Caribbean populations. METHODS CCT was measured by means of ultrasound pachymetry (pachymeter used was Micropach 200 P+ Pachymeter; Sonomed) in only African participants with either glaucomatous or healthy eyes. After instillation of topical anesthetic, 3… CONTINUE READING