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Relation between Axial Length and Ocular Parameters

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Authors
Park, Sang Hoon; Park, Ki Ho; Kim, Joon Mo; Choi, Chul Young
Issue Date
2010
Publisher
KARGER
Citation
OPHTHALMOLOGICA; Vol.224 3; 188-193
Keywords
AgeAxial lengthRefractive errorOcular parameter
Abstract
Purpose: To investigate the relation between axial length (AL) and ocular parameters. Methods: Measurements of ocular biometric parameters were performed with an optical biometer, pachymeter, optical coherence tomography, and an automatic refractometer. AL, refractive error (RE), central corneal thickness, anterior chamber depth (ACD), corneal curvature (CC), white-to-white distance (WWD), and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness were measured. AL was evaluated in relation to ocular parameters. The Pearson correlation coefficient (r) was used to statistically evaluate each scattergram. Results: With elongation of the AL, the mean RE (r = - 0.790, p < 0.001), CC (r = - 0.444, p < 0.001), and RNFL thickness (r = - 0.306, p < 0.001) all decreased, while the mean ACD (r = 0.506, p < 0.001) and WWD (r = 0.279, p < 0.001) increased. Conclusions: In shorter eyes, there was a tendency toward hyperopia, a steeper cornea, and a thicker RNFL, and in longer eyes toward myopia, a flatter cornea, and a thinner RNFL. Copyright (C) 2009 S. Karger AG, Basel
ISSN
0030-3755
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/77920
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1159/000252982
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