To evaluate morphologic changes in the anterior segment using ultrasound biomicroscopic imaging (UBM) after phacoemulsification and foldable intraocular lens implantation (IOL).
Thirty-six patients with a mean age of 68.68 ± 8.44 years (range 51-89) who had phacoemulsification and foldable IOL implantation were included in this prospective study. Several anterior segment parameters including aqueous depth (AQD), trabecular meshwork-iris angle (TIA), ciliary body thickness (CBT), sclera thickness (ST), trabecular meshwork-ciliary process distance (T-CPD), iris-ciliary processes distance (I-CPD), and iris thickness (IT) were measured using UBM preoperatively and at postoperative month 2.
There was a significant increase in AQD (p<0.001) and TIA (p<0.001) at postoperative month 2. However, CBT, ST, T-CPD, I-CPD, and IT did not significantly change (p>0.05) during the study period.
Removal of the crystalline lens results in change in the anterior segment parameters. Our results confirmed that UBM is a helpful option for the analysis of anterior segment structures both qualitatively and quantitatively.
Eur J Ophthalmol 2017; 27(1): 31 - 38
Article Type: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE
AuthorsErkan Ünsal, Kadir Eltutar, İlkay K. Muftuoglu
- • Accepted on 05/05/2016
- • Available online on 27/06/2016
- • Published in print on 19/01/2017
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- Ünsal, Erkan [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 1, * Corresponding Author (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Eltutar, Kadir [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 1
- Muftuoglu, İlkay K. [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 1, 2
Istanbul Research and Training Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology, Kasap Ilyas Mah Org Abdurrahman Nafiz, Fatih, Istanbul - Turkey
Jacobs Retina Center at the Shiley Eye Institute, University of California, San Diego, CA - USA