Correlational Study of Central Corneal Thickness (CCT) with Degree of Myopia in a Tertiary Care Hospital


  • Dr. Vasantrao Pawar Medical College Hospital & RC, Department of Ophthalmology, Nashik, Maharashtra, 422003, India


The present case study was conducted with 138 patients (276 eyes) with myopia in the Ophthalmology out-patient department. The aims of the study were to find mean values of degree of myopia and Central Corneal Thickness (CCT) and to find the correlation between myopia and central corneal thickness. Data was also collected on the gender, age, laterality of the eyes. An association between these variables with the degree of myopia was sought. A correlation between these variables and CCT was also evaluated. The CCT ranged from 430microns to 624microns with a mean CCT of 540.10microns. Pearson Correlation coefficient is 0.021 shows weak positive Correlation between Central thickness and Age. There was no significant difference between CCT between males and females. This study found no statistically significant correlation between the degree of myopia and central corneal thickness.


Central Corneal Thickness (CCT), Correlation, Myopia

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