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Interchangeability between pentacam and IOL master in phakic intraocular lens calculation

Session Details

Session Title: Refractive
Session Date/Time: Sunday 22/02/2015 | 08:30-11:00
Paper Time: 08:42
Venue: Sadirvan A
First Author: : a.hamad EGYPT
Co Author(s): :    K. Mohamed              

Abstract Details


The aim of this study is to evaluate the agreement and interchangeability between IOL Master and pentacam in phakic IOL calculations.


Sohag University Hospital Egypt


A prospective study involving the measurement of the 3 anterior segment parameters: Anterior chamber depth (ACD), white to white line (WTW) and average anterior corneal curvature (K- reading) on 108 healthy eyes of 56 consecutive patients. Inter-device agreement and interchangeability in phakic IOL calculations was evaluated


Pentacam measured a significantly longer ACD measurements (3.54± 0.35 mm) than the IOL Master (3.40 ± 0.37 mm) (P<0.0001), on the other hand, it measured a significantly shorter WTW line measurements (11.61±0.44mm) than the IOL master (11.66±0.42 mm) (P=0.016). No difference was found regarding the average K readings. For biometry and phakic IOL power calculation; there was no clinically significant difference between both devices but for phakic IOL diameter calculation the difference was clinically significant.


There is a good agreement in ACD and K-readings between pentacam and IOL master making them interchangeable in biometry and phakic intraocular lens power calculation but they are not interchangeable regarding WTW line measurement, the difference will affect the phakic IOL diameter which would affect lens safety.

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