Purpose: To measure the anterior chamber depth (ACD) with 2 different devices before and after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK).Design: Noncomparative case series.Participants: One hundred forty-three eyes of 143 patients who had undergone PRK with refractive errors ranging from -13.13 diopters (D) to +7 D (mean, -3.67 +/- 3.58) were analyzed.Methods: The ACD values preoperatively and at 1, 3, and 6 months postoperatively were measured with the Orbscan II and IOL Master. The results were analyzed using the Pearson correlation.Main Outcome Measure: Anterior chamber depth.Results: The instruments showed good agreement between the measurements before and after surgery. A significant decrease between the preoperative and 1-month postoperative measurements was found in the ACD measured from the epithelium with Orbscan II (P < 0.01) and IOL Master (P < 0.01). A nonsignificant decrease with both IOL Master (P > 0.01) and Orbscan II (P > 0.01) was found between 3 and 6 months after surgery. The ACD measured from the endothelium using the Orbscan II showed a significant difference only between the 3- and 6-month follow-up data (P < 0.01).Conclusions: The 2 devices showed good agreement, and the changes detected postoperatively seem to be related not only to corneal thinning but also to anterior segment remodeling.
|Titolo:||Anterior chamber depth measurement before and after photorefractive keratectomy - Comparison between IOL master and Orbscan II|
LANZA, Michele [Writing – Review & Editing]
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|