Blehm C, Hall B. Comparing predictive accuracy of a swept source optical coherence tomography biometer and an optical low coherence reflectometry biometer. Clinical Ophthalmology 2023;17: 2125-2131.
To compare the refractive accuracy resulting from calculations based on measurements with a swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) biometer compared to calculations based on measurements with an optical low coherence reflectometry (OLCR) biometer at one month postoperatively.
This was a retrospective comparative non-interventional study of preoperative biometry and postoperative refraction and visual acuity of 200 eyes. All eyes had preoperative biometry with both the Argos (Movu, a Santec company) and Lenstar LS900 (Haag-Streit AG) devices. Data were collected for mean postoperative prediction error (directional and absolute), preoperative mean K, delta K (corneal astigmatism), axial length, and anterior chamber depth.
The mean directional prediction error was − 0.15 ± 0.47 D for Argos and − 0.31 ± 0.50 D for Lenstar LS900, and there was a statistically significant mean of the differences (0.16 ± 0.24 D; p < 0.001). The mean absolute prediction error was 0.35 ± 0.34 D for Argos and 0.42 ± 0.41 D for Lenstar LS900, and there was a statistically significant mean of the differences (− 0.07 ± 0.24 D; p < 0.001). Neither the differences in directional prediction error nor the differences in absolute prediction error were clinically significant.
The directional and absolute prediction accuracies were statistically significant, but not clinically different between the Argos and Lenstar LS900 devices. In addition, differences between preoperative K, AL, and ACD measurements were not clinically significant..