Investigation of the relationship of corneal densitometry, corneal volume and central corneal thickness with age in healthy individuals
Keywords:Age, Cornea densitometry, Central corneal thickness, Cornea volume, Pentacam
Aim: Many changes occur in the body with aging, from which the eye is also affected. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship of corneal densitometry (CD), corneal volume (CV), and central corneal thickness (CCT) with age in healthy individuals.
Methods: This prospective cross-sectional study included 89 healthy individuals aged between 18-79 years. CD, CV, CCT measurements were performed with Pentacam HR (Oculus, Wetzlar, Germany) with a Scheimpﬂug camera. CD measurements were performed manually in the central 6 mm optical zone, 90-270 degrees plane. The data obtained were analyzed with SPSS 21 program.
Results: CD correlated positively, and CV correlated negatively with age (P=0.01, r=0.25 and P=0.04, r=-0.213, respectively). There was no significant correlation between age and CCT (P=0.42, r=-0.08).
Conclusion: Age is a crucial factor affecting overall health. It positively correlated with CD and negatively correlated with CV in healthy individuals. According to these results, these parameters responsible for vision health may be affected by age.
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