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Nippon Ganka Gakkai Zasshi. 1993 Oct;97(10):1185-92.

[Anterior chamber dimensions in normal subjects on Kume Island, Okinawa].

[Article in Japanese]

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Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ryukyu.


The anterior chamber dimension and axial length were studied by photogrammetry and ultrasonography in 365 normal subjects over 21 years of age on Kume island, Okinawa. There was no difference between right and left eyes in the anterior chamber dimensions, corneal curvature, or axial length. Male subjects had a larger anterior chamber and longer axial length than female subjects. The volume, depth, and diameter of the anterior chamber diminished with age and degree of hyperopia. The axial length was related to the anterior chamber dimensions, corneal curvature, and degree of ametropia. The anterior chamber dimensions and axial length in subjects over 60 years of age on Kume island were significantly smaller than in normal subjects over 60 years in Tokyo.

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