A pachymeter is a medical device used to measure the thickness of the eye's cornea. It is used prior to a Corneal Molding (Non-surgió al Vision Correction) evaluation, LASIK surgery, and is useful in screening for patients suspected of developing glaucoma.
Modern design incorporates ultrasound technology for measurement of the thickness. Earlier models were based on optical principles. Until recently, pachymetric measurement of central corneal thickness (CCT) has been the exclusive territory of corneal specialists.
After all, is an important tool to evaluate the health of the cornea, measuring its thickness to assess a capacity to pump out excess fluid and maintain clarity.