Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 2006;47(8):1287-1291.
Published online August 31, 2006.
Comparison of A-scan, Scheimpflug Camera, and Orbscan for Measurement of Anterior Chamber Depth.
Hyun Wook Ryu, Kyung Rak Kim, Sung Kun Chung
1Department of Ophthalmology, St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
2Chungju St. Mary's Eye Clinic, Chungju, Korea.
초음파, 샤임플러그 전안부 사진기, 각막형태 검사기를 이용한 전방깊이의 측정 및 비교
Department of Ophthalmology, St. Mary??s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea1, Seoul, Korea, Chungju St. Mary??s Eye Clinic2, Chungju, Korea
Correspondence:  Hyun Wook Ryu, M.D.1
To assess the reproducibility and reliability of the A-scan, Scheimpflug camera and Orbscan Topography system in measuring anterior chamber depth (ACD) METHODS: In this prospective study of 207 eyes of 150 patients, ACD estimation prior to cataract surgery was done by three METHODS: A-scan, Scheimpflug camera, and Orbscan (in that order). One observer performed all measurements three times for each test. ACD was defined as the length between the center of anteror surface of cornea and the center of anterior lens surface. RESULTS: The mean ACD by the three methods were 2.86+/-0.46 mm, 3.22+/-0.46 mm, and 3.13+/-0.44 mm, respectively: the differences were statistically significant (P<0.01). The correlation coefficient between Scheimpflug camera and Orbscan was 0.93. The coefficient of variation for the three methods were 3.20% in the A-scan, 1.34% in the Scheimpflug camera, and 0.84% with Orbscan. CONCLUSIONS: Applanation A-scan gives lower measurements for ACD compared with Scheimpflug and Orbscan. There was good agreement between results obtained with the latter 2 methods based on optical principles. Orbscan had the best reproducibility of results among the three methods.
Key Words: Anterior chamber depth;A-scan;Orbscan;Scheimpflug camera

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