Matty in the Morning Dr. Bridget Hendricks Presents “Corneal Hysteresis”

Please join Dr. Bridget Hendricks, OD, MS, FAAO, for a lecture on “Corneal Hysteresis.” Part of the Matty in the Morning Continuing Education Lecture Series, Dr. Hendricks will speak on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 in the Clausen Room at New England College of Optometry. These no fee CE lectures are open to all students, faculty, alumni and OD’s. One hour of Mass CE credit will be awarded.

Abstract: Corneal Hysteresis is defined as the ability of the cornea to absorb and dissipate energy. It may also be thought of as a measure which quantifies how "soft" or "rigid" the cornea is. This biomechanical property of the cornea may be easily measured using a device called the Ocular Response Analyzer. Measurements obtained with this device may be used in the detection and monitoring of ocular diseases involving the cornea as well as glaucoma.

Recent studies have demonstrated that corneal hysteresis may be more strongly associated with glaucoma presence, risk of progression, and effectiveness of glaucoma treatments than central corneal thickness.

This talk will focus on defining corneal hysteresis, describing the technique used to measure hysteresis, and discussing the pros and cons of implementing this measure when evaluating patients for glaucoma.

Matty in the Morning Lecture Series  

This early morning series of continuing education lectures focuses on a variety of optometric topics on campus. Lectures are open to all students, faculty, alumni, and ODs that would like to attend.  Light refreshments will be served following the lecture. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Elena Bilodeau at
Date: Wednesday, April 13 2016, 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM  
Location: Clausen Room