J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  1996 Jan;37(1):70-77.

A Study for Measurement of the Anterior Chamber Depth and Angle Using Image Analysis Technique in Cataractous Eyes

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Chungang University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Ophthalmology, Korea Veterans Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

We measured the anterior chamber depth and chamber angle to understand the biological structure of anterior segment and find a possible relation between cataract and angle closure glaucoma on 235 eyes over 40 years old divided into two groups: 111 cataract eyes and 124 normal control eyes using the Scheimpflug Camera(EAS-1000, Nidek, Japan) and image analysis technique. The values of the anterior chamber depth and angle of the eye of the young person were greater than those of older person, and the values in the male were deeper(p<0.01) and larger(p<0.05) than those in female in both groups. In cata ract eyes, the mean anterior chamber depth was 2.77mm and mean anterior chamber angle was 30.36 degrees. The mean anterior chamber depth and angle of normal control eye were 2.67mm and 29.10 degrees. The anterior chamber depth and angle in cataract group was deeper(p<0.05) and larger(p<0.05) than in normal control group.

Keyword

Anterior chamber angle; Anterior chamber depth; Cataract; Image analysis; Scheimpflug Camera

MeSH Terms

Adult
Anterior Chamber*
Cataract*
Female
Glaucoma, Angle-Closure
Humans
Male
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