It is performed with OCULUS MODEL PENTACAM HR equipment. This test is done to measure corneal thickness. The cornea is the layer of transparent tissue that covers the front of the eye. The thickness of the cornea is a variable to take into account when giving a diagnosis of diseases and for their certain treatments.
We currently offer three types of Pachymetry at Barraquer Clinic
Optical pachymetry: no contact (difference between light reflections).
Ultrasonic pachymetry: of greater accuracy. It measures the corneal thickness by means of ultrasound emitted at each point where the probe is placed.
Laser Coherence Pachymetry (OCT): there is no contact and it is highly accurate. In this case, Pachymetry is integrated into Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) that allows us to determine various values such as visualizing images of the cornea as well as high-precision measurements of corneal thickness (Pachymetry).
Exam taking times:
Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Delivery of results:
Results will be available 3-5 business days after the exam is taken.
You can request them in person from Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00, Saturdays 7:30 a.m. 12:30 pm. p.m. Or by email firstname.lastname@example.org