PURPOSE: To evaluate the agreement between optical low-coherence reflectometry (OLCR) and anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) for biometry of the anterior segment. SETTING: State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China. DESIGN: Evaluation of diagnostic technology. METHODS: A series of OLCR (Lenstar LS 900) and AS-OCT measurements of the anterior segment were taken for consecutive subjects aged 35 years and older in a population-based study. The differences and correlations between the 2 methods of ocular biometry were assessed. Agreement was calculated as the 95% limits of agreement (LoA). RESULTS: The mean age of the 776 subjects was 55.2 years ± 12.0 (SD); 54.6% were women. The mean central corneal thickness (CCT) was smaller with OLCR than with AS-OCT (537.84 ± 31.46 μm versus 559.39 ± 32.02 μm) as was anterior chamber depth (ACD) (2.60 ± 0.37 mm versus 2.72 ± 0.37 mm) and anterior chamber width (ACW) (11.76 ± 0.47 mm versus 12.04 ± 0.55 mm) (all P<.001). The 95% LoA between the 2 instruments were -44.80 to 1.71 μm for CCT, -0.17 to -0.06 mm for ACD, and -1.28 to 0.72 mm for ACW. CONCLUSION: Optical low-coherence reflectometry and AS-OCT yielded potentially interchangeable ACD measurements, while the CCT and ACW measurements acquired by the 2 devices showed clinically significant differences.
|Journal||Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|