European Journal of Anatomy

Official Journal of The Spanish Society of Anatomy
Cover Volume 8 - Number 2
Eur J Anat, 8 (2): 67-70 (2004)

Gender differences in corneal thickness values

Sanchis-Gimeno J.A., Alonso L., Rahhal S.M., Martinez-Soriano F.

Dept. of Anat. and Human Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain; Rahhal Ophthalmology Clinic, Valencia, Spain; Apartado de correos 15038, 46080 Valencia, Spain

ABSTRACT The aim was to study gender differences in corneal thickness. We analysed the corneal thickness of 100 corneas of 100 healthy subjects (mean age 30.87±7.76 years; range, 19 to 54 years old) with the Orbscan Topography System II (Orbscan, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT. USA). The means of five consecutive measurements of the central and paracentral corneal thickness were obtained. No significant differences in mean corneal thickness between women and men at central (p=0.477), nasal (p=0.247), superonasal (p=0.242), inferonasal (p=0.554), temporal (p=0.538), superotemporal (p=0.524) and inferotemporal (p=0.860) corneal locations were found. In sum, there are no differences in mean central and paracentral corneal thickness values between women and men.

Keywords: adult, anatomy, apparatus, article, cornea thickness, female, gender, human, male, measurement, normal human, normal value, sex difference, topography, volunteer

European Journal of anatomy
ISSN 2340-311X (Online)