Repeatability of anterior segment measurements by optical coherence tomography combined with Placido disk corneal topography in eyes with keratoconus

Domenico Schiano-Lomoriello, Valeria Bono, Irene Abicca, Giacomo Savini

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Abstract

Corneal tomography is an important tool to identify and follow up eyes with keratoconus. Our study evaluate the repeatability of the automatic measurements provided in keratoconic eyes by a new anterior-segment optical coherence tomographer (AS-OCT) combined with Placido-disk topography (MS-39, CSO) and assess their agreement with the corresponding measurements taken with a rotating Scheimpflug camera combined with Placido-disk topography (Sirius, CSO). Mean simulated keratometry, posterior and total corneal power, total corneal astigmatism, corneal asphericity, thinnest corneal thickness, epithelial thickness, corneal diameter, and aqueous depth were evaluated. Repeatability was assessed using test–retest variability, the coefficient of variation, and the intraclass correlation coefficient; agreement was assessed by the 95% limits of agreement. Good repeatability was achieved for most parameters. Moderate repeatability was found for total corneal astigmatism measurements. The repeatability of mean simulated keratometry and total corneal power measurements worsened with more severe stages of keratoconus with a statistically significant relationship between the individual coefficient of variation and corneal power values. Agreement with the Scheimpflug camera was moderate for aqueous depth and thinnest corneal thickness and poor for most other measured parameters. The good repeatability of automatic measurements suggests the new AS-OCT device to be a viable option in clinical practice of eyes with keratoconus.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1124
JournalScientific Reports
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2020

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