Assessment of Anterior Chamber Parameters After Cataract Surgery by Galilei Dual Scheimpflug Analyzer

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Abstract

Objective:

To quantify the difference between anterior chamber parameters determined by the Galilei dual Scheimpflug analyzer after uneventful cataract surgery in normotensive eyes.

Methods:

In this study, 39 eyes of 30 patients (11 men and 19 women) who had uneventful cataract surgery with phacoemulsification were evaluated preoperatively, and at 1 month postoperatively with the Galilei. We investigated the measurements including anterior chamber depth (ACD), anterior chamber angle (ACA), anterior chamber volume (ACV), central corneal thickness (CCT), and the 3-, 5-, and 7-mm corneal thickness (CT) preoperatively and postoperatively.

Results:

The differences between ACD (P=0.01), ACA (P=0.07), ACV (P=0.01), and 7-mm CT (P=0.01), and intraocular pressure (P=0.03) were statistically significant after the first month of phacoemulsification. However, the differences between CCT (P=0.60), 3-mm CT (P=0.75), and 5-mm (P=0.17) CT were not statistically significant.

Conclusions:

After the first month of cataract surgery, a significant increase was observed in ACD, ACV, ACA, and 7-mm CT parameters, which were practically determined by a new noncontact Scheimpflug imagining system.

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