Kelly Malloy, OD, FAAO
Patients with hemifacial spasms and chronic exposure to hypoxia may show signs of corneal thinning, according to a study conducted at Noor Ophthalmology Research Center at Noor Eye Hospital in Tehran, Iran.
“To the best of our knowledge, thickness of corneal sublayers and corneal endothelium morphology in patients with HFS [hemifacial spasm] have not been evaluated by any previous study,” the authors wrote. “In this study, we aimed to determine whether the corneal topographic parameter values, individual corneal layer thicknesses and its endothelial layer morphology are different in patients with HFS than in the control contralateral eye.”
This activity is supported by educational grants from Alcon Laboratories, Inc. and EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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