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Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 3062381, 9 pages
Review Article

Applications of Scheimpflug Imaging in Glaucoma Management: Current and Potential Applications

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA

Received 17 June 2016; Revised 6 September 2016; Accepted 4 October 2016

Academic Editor: Karim Mohamed-Noriega

Copyright © 2016 Alexander T. Nguyen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Scheimpflug photography is the basis for a variety of imaging devices that are highly versatile. The applications of Scheimpflug imaging are wide in scope, spanning from evaluation of corneal ectasia to quantifying density in nuclear sclerotic cataracts. The potential uses for Scheimpflug-based devices are expanding and a number of them are relevant in glaucoma. In particular, they can provide three-dimensional image reconstruction of the anterior segment which includes assessment of the iridocorneal angle. Photographic analyses allow also for a noncontact method of estimating central corneal thickness (CCT) and intraocular pressure (IOP), as well as the study of various corneal biomechanical properties, which may be useful for stratifying glaucoma risk.