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Comparison of agreement and efficiency of a swept source-optical coherence tomography device and an optical low-coherence reflectometry device for biometry measurements during cataract evaluation

Authors Passi SF, Thompson AC, Gupta PK

Received 7 August 2018

Accepted for publication 13 September 2018

Published 1 November 2018 Volume 2018:12 Pages 2245—2251

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S182898

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Samuel F Passi,* Atalie C Thompson,* Preeya K Gupta

Department of Ophthalmology, Duke University Eye Center, Durham, NC, USA

*These authors contributed equally to this work

Purpose: To compare the agreement and efficiency of a swept source-optical coherence tomography biometer, IOLMaster 700 (IOLM700), and a low-coherence optical reflectometry biometer, LENSTAR LS 900 (LS900), when acquiring biometry measurements during cataract evaluation.
Methods: A retrospective chart review of biometry measurements that were performed in 64 eyes of 32 patients on the same day using the LS900 and the IOLM700. The total image acquisition time per subject was compared between the two machines using a Wilcoxon rank-sum test. Bland–Altman plots showing the mean difference and 95% limits of agreement were graphed. Intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs) were calculated for the mean axial length (AL), anterior chamber depth (ACD), lens thickness (LT), and two keratometry mean values (K1 and K2) that were output from each device.
Results: The average time to complete biometry measurements in both eyes was significantly shorter for the IOLM700 compared with the LS900 (44.5±12.4 vs 168.8±67.2 seconds, P<0.001). The Bland–Altman analysis and ICCs showed high degrees of agreement for the mean biometry values (ICC: AL 0.9999, ACD 0.9993, LT 0.9571, K1 0.9922, K2 0.9926) generated by the two devices.
Conclusion: There was a high level of agreement between the mean biometry output measures for IOLM700 and LS900. However, it took ~73% less time on average to acquire the images when using the IOLM700 compared with the LS900. In a busy clinic setting, use of the IOLM700 for biometry measures may save time and prove more efficient.

Keywords: IOLMaster, LENSTAR, biometer, cataract, intraocular lens, biometry

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