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Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2007 Mar;245(3):423-5. Epub 2006 Aug 1.

Anterior optical coherence tomography: a non-contact technique for anterior chamber evaluation.

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  • 1University Eye Hospital Jena, Bachstrasse 18, 07743, Jena, Germany. jens.dawczynski@med.uni-jena.de

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To assess a new non-contact anterior optical coherence tomography (OCT) system for anterior chamber evaluation.

METHODS:

A new commercial 131-nm infrared light anterior OCT system was used for anterior chamber evaluation. Forty-four eyes of 35 subjects (18 normal subjects, 17 subjects with anterior chamber abnormalities) were enrolled in the study.

RESULTS:

Eyes were divided into those with narrowed, broadened and normal anterior chamber depth. Anterior chamber angle dynamics were assessed in three patients with angle-closure glaucoma and cataract extraction. Anterior OCT was also used for visualization of the anterior chamber (OCT goniometry) in a subject with multiple local anaesthetic allergies with phobia regarding conventional contact gonioscopy.

CONCLUSIONS:

Anterior OCT is a new, easy-to-handle, non-contact technique that allows exact evaluation of anterior chamber parameters such as anterior chamber depth, chamber angle dynamics, corneal curvature and corneal thickness.

PMID:
16896915
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