This paper reviews the technique of pachometry over the past 250 years. The methods and techniques advocated in the past are examined and a criterion for the corneal thickness measurement is proposed. Standardization of the method would increase the clinical use of pachometry.
Received May 20, 1981; revision received January 5, 1982.
* Optometrist, M.Ed., Member of Faculty, F.A.A.O.
Joseph F. Molinari
University of Alabama in Birmingham
School of Optometry/The Medical Center
Birmingham, Alabama 35294
© 1982 American Academy of Optometry