Scientific article
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Evaluation de la profondeur de la chambre antérieure après chirurgie de la cataracte avec l'OCT Visante

Other titleEvaluation of the anterior chamber depth after cataract surgery with OCT Visante
Published inKlinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde, vol. 225, no. 5, p. 438-440
Publication date2008

INTRODUCTION: OCT Visante allows the visualisation of the anterior segment structures and particularly of the irido-corneal angle by a non-contact method. We made a prospective study on 14 patients to demonstrate by OCT Visante the changes of irido-corneal angle and depth of the anterior chamber after cataract surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 14 eyes of 14 patients have undergone a phacoemulsification of the cataract with posterior chamber lens implantation. All patients have had a complete ophthalmologic examination, an OCT Visante with angle measurement and an A-Scan for determination of the lens thickness. All these exams were repeated at 1 week and 1 month postoperatively. RESULTS: In all patients, we noticed an increase of the postoperative iridocorneal angle. The mean preoperative angle was 18.3 degrees +/- 11.81 SD, 38.65 degrees +/- 3.95 SD at 1 week postoperatively and 45.7 degrees +/- 8.72 SD at 1 month. DISCUSSION: Imagery by OCT Visante allowed us by a non-invasive method to quantify very precisely the opening of the irido-corneal angle and the increase of the anterior chamber depth after cataract surgery. OCT Visante is a method allowing the visualisation and quantification of anterior segment changes after cataract surgery.

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Anterior Chamber/*pathology
  • Cataract Extraction/*methods
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Surgery, Computer-Assisted/instrumentation/*methods
  • Tomography, Optical Coherence/*methods
  • Treatment Outcome
Affiliation Not a UNIGE publication
Citation (ISO format)
DANG BURGENER, Nathalie, COTTET, Laura, DOSSO, André. Evaluation de la profondeur de la chambre antérieure après chirurgie de la cataracte avec l’OCT Visante. In: Klinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde, 2008, vol. 225, n° 5, p. 438–440. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1027272
ISSN of the journal0023-2165

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