Corneal Esthesiometry

Corneal esthesiometry assesses the sensitivity of cornea nerves. By mechanically stimulating the cornea, it is possible to obtain accurate assessments of the cornea’s sensitivity threshold.

  • Preclinical safety studies use esthesiometry to ensure that investigational compounds do not alter corneal nerve function.
  • Clinically, esthesiometry is useful for predicting suitability for patients considering contact lenses.