Menstrual Cycle Variations of Corneal Topography and Thickness

@article{Kiely1983MenstrualCV,
  title={Menstrual Cycle Variations of Corneal Topography and Thickness},
  author={Patricia M. Kiely and Leo G. Carney and G. Smith},
  journal={Optometry and Vision Science},
  year={1983},
  volume={60},
  pages={822–829}
}
ABSTRACT Two studies were performed to investigate dimensional stability of the cornea throughout the female menstrual cycle. In the first study, changes of corneal curvature, topography, and thickness were measured for six women for one complete menstrual cycle. Steepening of horizontal and vertical curvatures occurred at the beginning of the cycle, and flattening occurred after ovulation. Corneal thickening occurred on the second day of the cycle and around the time of ovulation, then… 

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