Pachymetry is a technique that we are able to use in practice to measure the thickness of your cornea and the depth of the anterior chamber.
Corneal thickness is an extremely useful piece of information which can be used when performing contact lens work and to detect corneal edema in surgical cases of cataracts, grafts and corneal diseases and in the early detection and diagnosis of glaucoma. The process of measuring the anterior chamber depth can be used during cataract surgery and in postsurgical follow-ups such as after glaucoma surgery.
Your optometrist may perform the Pachymetry test during your routine eye examination with us. Alternatively you are able to choose this as an additional appointment at a later date.