Corneal thickness, astigmatism, and atopy.

  title={Corneal thickness, astigmatism, and atopy.},
  author={Malcolm G Kerr Muir and E Geoffrey Woodward and Timothy J K Leonard},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  volume={71 3},
Keratometry and regional pachometry were performed on atopic patients with no history or signs of atopic keratoconjunctivitis. In a series of 80 eyes there was a skewed distribution towards thinner corneas (p less than 0.01) and a preponderance of against-the-rule astigmatism. The maternal age at birth of this group of patients was higher than that in the general population. These findings are discussed in the context of the known association of atopy with keratoconus.