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what is the definition or description of: corneal topography?

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Dr. Paul First
Ophthalmology 44 years experience
Its a map : Just as we MAP hills and mountains showing their steepness and elevation. A corneal topography maps the curve and elevation of the coenea.
Dr. Jeffrey Kalt
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Corneal curvature: Corneal topography is a sophisticated method of providing a detailed mapping of the curvature or shape of the cornea. Computerized analysis can be used to look for abnormalities, explain vision problems, or evaluate before and after lasik, refractive, or lens implant surgery.

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How might one evaluate corneal topography results?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Not for patients: Evaluating corneal topography requires years of medical education.

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