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Volume : 7, Issue : 3, Year : 2021
Article Page : 477-481
The higher cost of IOL master is an issue in developing countries and hence it cannot be widely used for calculation of IOL power in such countries. Thus, the aim of the current study is to evaluate a cheaper alternative for the calculation of IOL power by comparing the axial length measurement obtained using applanation A-scan with that of IOL Master for accuracy of predicting postoperative refraction.
Materials and Methods: A prospective, randomized, comparative study was done with 100 patients who were posted for cataract surgery. The patients were randomly divided into two groups of 50 patients each using computerized random number method. In Group A (n=50) axial length was measured with applanation A-scan and in Group B (n=50) axial length was measured with IOL Master. Before cataract surgery keratometry reading was taken with auto keratometer and intraocular lens (IOL) power calculation was done using SRK 2 formula in all patients. All patients were operated for cataract surgery by phacoemulsification and foldable intraocular lens were implanted in the bag. Postoperatively, best accepted refraction at 8th week was taken and mean spherical equivalent was calculated.
Results: 100 patients of cataract were subjected for cataract surgery by phacoemulsification.
Corrected spherical equivalent on 8th postoperative week showed:
88% patients in Group A and 96% patients of Group B were within ± 1.00 D.
56% patients of Group A and 76% patients of Group B were within ± 0.50 D.
There was no statistically significant difference (p > 0.05) in axial length and corrected spherical equivalent between the two groups.
Conclusions: There is no extra advantage of IOL Master over applanation A-scan for measuring Axial Length between 21 and 24.50 and predicting post-operative refractive outcome.
Keywords: IOL master, Applanation A-scan, Axial length, Auto keratometry, Phacoemulsification, Spherical equivalent
How to cite : Trivedi H R, Zala B C, Pancholi N S, A comparison of axial length measurement by using applanation A- Scan and IOL master for accuracy of predicting postoperative refraction. Indian J Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2021;7(3):477-481
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