The aim was to study the interchangeability of various devices that measure anterior chamber depth (ACD) and white-to-white (WTW) distance.Methods:
Eighty right eyes of eighty patients aged 20 to 40 years were included. Their spherical equivalent ranged from -4.25 to +1.00 dioptres. Each eye's ACD and the WTW distance were measured using the following devices: a Castroviejo surgical calliper, CA-200F Corneal Analyser, Orbscan II, Pentacam HR and IOLMaster 500.Results:
The Pentacam HR measured significantly greater ACD (p < 0.01) than the other two devices, whereas IOLMaster 500 and Orbscan II yielded comparable (p > 0.01) distances. Nonetheless, in every device comparison, the mean difference was within clinically acceptable limits. The device comparison showed that for WTW distance measurements IOLMaster 500 yields the greatest value (p < 0.01), whereas CA-200F Corneal Analyser yields the smallest one (p < 0.01).Conclusion:
Pentacam HR, Orbscan II and IOLMaster 500 can be used interchangeably to measure ACD, whereas Orbscan II, IOLMaster 500, Castroviejo surgical calliper and CA-200F Corneal Analyser cannot be considered interchangeable, when it comes to measuring WTW distance.