Lenstar® LS 900 vs Pentacam®-AXL: Comparative study of ocular biometric measurements and intraocular lens power calculation

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Purpose:Comparison of biometric measurements and calculation of intraocular lens with a new biometer (Pentacam®-AXL, Oculus, Germany) and a reference biometer (Lenstar LS 900®, Haag-Streit AG, Switzerland), in order to assess the agreement between these two devices.Setting:Centro Hospitalar de Leiria, PortugalMaterials and methods:Prospective, institutional study, in which measurements of axial length, anterior chamber depth from the corneal epithelium and endothelium to the anterior surface of the lens (anterior chamber depth ext and anterior chamber depth int), central corneal thickness and keratometry readings of the flattest and steepest meridians (K1 and K2) were obtained with the two systems. Intraocular lens calculation was also performed, using the Haigis, SRK/T and HofferQ formulas.Results:The study sample included 136 eyes of 79 patients. Of these, 42 were women and 37 were men. Statistically significant differences were found (p < 0.05, paired T test) in K1, K2 and central corneal thickness between the 2 biometers. Intraocular lens calculation with the Lenstar® and the Pentacam® with Haigis, SRK/T and HofferQ formulas showed statistically significant differences (p < 0.05 Paired T test).Conclusion:Axial length measurements obtained with the Pentacam® and Lenstar® appear to be interchangeable, while measurements of anterior chamber depth, K1 and K2, and central corneal thickness do not appear to be interchangeable between different devices. Statistically significant differences were found in the calculation of intraocular lenses in all formulas used.

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