According to ancient literature the thickness of the central cornea is about one millimeter. This value originates from post mortem anatomical measurements, and corresponds fairly well to the thickness of the maximal swollen human cornea (Elders 1966).Blix (1880) was the first to perform a direct optical measurement of the corneal thickness in a living eye. From measurements on ten eyes he concluded that the central thickness of the cornea is about 0.5 mm in young men, in good accordance with most later autho…
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