Interchangeability among five devices that measure anterior eye distances

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid



The aim was to study the interchangeability of various devices that measure anterior chamber depth (ACD) and white-to-white (WTW) distance.


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.


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).


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.

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles