Pentacam sensitivity and specificity in detecting occludable angles

Gemma C M Rossi, Luigia Scudeller, Alessio Delfino, Marta Raimondi, Sara Pezzotta, Martina Maccarone, Elena Antoniazzi, Gian Maria Pasinetti, Paolo Emilio Bianchi

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Purpose. To assess the sensitivity and specificity of Pentacam measurements in detection of occludable angles and to provide cutoff values. Methods. Observational, single-center, cross-sectional study on 64 Caucasian eyes: 28 (43.7%) primary narrow angles or primary angle-closure glaucoma, and 36 (56.2%) controls: all subjects were evaluated and classified by gonioscopy (Shaffer classification). The following measurements have been considered: superior and inferior anterior chamber angle (ACA), temporal and nasal ACA, anterior chamber depth (ACD) using 5 value representation (central, superior, inferior, nasal, temporal), and anterior chamber volume (ACV). Validity of Pentacam parameters to detect patients in Shaffer 0 or I class was assessed by receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves analysis; cutoffs were chosen as to maximize sensitivity and specificity. Results. All the considered Pentacam measures were statistically different between the 2 groups (p3) allowed correct classification of narrow angles. Conclusions. The study pointed out a high power of Pentacam AVA, ACV, and ACD in detecting occludable angles. Pentacam is simple to use, reliable, and noncontact, provides parameters in a short period, and represents a possible screening tool.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)701-708
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume22
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

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Sensitivity and Specificity
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Angle Closure Glaucoma
Malocclusion
ROC Curve
Cross-Sectional Studies

Keywords

  • Angle closure
  • Cutoff value
  • Glaucoma
  • Narrow angle
  • Occludable angle
  • Pentacam
  • Sensitivity
  • Specificity

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  • Ophthalmology

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Pentacam sensitivity and specificity in detecting occludable angles. / Rossi, Gemma C M; Scudeller, Luigia; Delfino, Alessio; Raimondi, Marta; Pezzotta, Sara; Maccarone, Martina; Antoniazzi, Elena; Pasinetti, Gian Maria; Bianchi, Paolo Emilio.

In: European Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 22, No. 5, 09.2012, p. 701-708.

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