The average corneal thickness is between 520 microns and 540 microns, however the normal range for cornea thickness can range from as thin as 470 to as thick as 630 microns. The lens is designed to stay in position in the eye and requires no special care and the corneal thickness is not altered as in LASIK.
Simply so, what happens if your cornea is too thin?
Many times, patients with thin corneas (less than 555 µm) show artificially low IOP readings. This is dangerous because if your actual IOP is higher than your reading shows, you may be at risk for developing glaucoma and your doctor may not know it. Left untreated, high IOP can lead to glaucoma and vision loss.
Also to know, what causes thickening of the cornea?
But with Fuchs' dystrophy, the endothelial cells gradually die, resulting in fluid buildup (edema) within the cornea. This causes corneal thickening and blurred vision. Fuchs' dystrophy can be inherited. The genetic basis of the disease is complex — family members can be affected to varying degrees or not at all.
Does the cornea thicken with age?
Major changes in the cornea with age include thickening of both the epithelial and endothelial basement membranes, the latter known as Descemet's membrane. However, the most important and clinically relevant change in the cornea with age is the well-documented loss of corneal endothelial cells.
How can I naturally thicken my cornea?
7 Tips To Strengthen Your Cornea And Eyes
- Eat Colourful Veggies. The more colourful they are, the better they are at strengthening and protecting your vision.
- Look For Leafy Green Veggies.
- Keep an Eye Out for Brightly Colored Fruit.
- Take Breaks.
- Don't Forget To Blink.
- Try The Hitchhiker Exercise.
- The Water Bottle Exercise.