Ocular refractive and biometric characteristics in patients with tilted disc syndrome

Razeghinejad, M.R., Dehghani, C., Nowroozzadeh, M.H., & Katz, L. (2010) Ocular refractive and biometric characteristics in patients with tilted disc syndrome. In ARVO 2010.

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Purpose: To evaluate the ocular refractive and biometric characteristics in patients with tilted disc syndrome (TDS).

Methods: This case-control study comprised 41 eyes of 25 patients with established TDS and forty eyes of 20 age- and sex-matched healthy control subjects. All had a complete ocular examination including refraction and analysis using Fourier transformation, slit lamp biomicroscopy, pachymetry keratometry, and ocular biometry. Corneal topography examinations were performed in the syndrome group only.

Results: There were no significant differences in spherical equivalent (p = 0.334) and total astigmatism (p= 0.246) between groups. However, mean best spectacular corrected visual acuity was significantly worse in TDS patients (P < 0.001). The lenticular astigmatism was significantly greater in the syndrome group, while the corneal component was greater in the controls (p = 0.004 and p = 0.002, respectively). The measured biometric features were the same in both groups, except for the lens thickness, relative lens position, and lens-axial length factor which were greater in the TDS group (p = 0.002, p = 0.015, and p = 0.025, respectively).

Conclusions: Clinically significant lenticular astigmatism, more oblique corneal astigmatism, and thicker lens were characteristic findings in patients with TDS.

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ID Code: 84783
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Refereed: No
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Optometry & Vision Science
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Inc.
Deposited On: 14 Jun 2015 23:44
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2017 22:17

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