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Clear-cornea cataract surgery: pupil size and shape changes, along with anterior chamber volume and depth changes. A Scheimpflug imaging study.

Kanellopoulos AJ, Asimellis G - Clin Ophthalmol (2014)

Bottom Line: Pupil size analysis showed that the horizontal pupil diameter was reduced by -0.27±0.22 mm (-9.7%; P=0.001) and the vertical pupil diameter was reduced by -0.32±0.24 mm (-11%; P<0.001).Pupil eccentricity was reduced by -39.56%; P<0.001.These changes appear to be more significant with increasing patient age.

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Affiliation: Laservision.gr Eye Institute, Athens, Greece ; New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA.

ABSTRACT

Purpose: To investigate, by high-precision digital analysis of data provided by Scheimpflug imaging, changes in pupil size and shape and anterior chamber (AC) parameters following cataract surgery.

Patients and methods: The study group (86 eyes, patient age 70.58±10.33 years) was subjected to cataract removal surgery with in-the-bag intraocular lens implantation (pseudophakic). A control group of 75 healthy eyes (patient age 51.14±16.27 years) was employed for comparison. Scheimpflug imaging (preoperatively and 3 months postoperatively) was employed to investigate central corneal thickness, AC depth, and AC volume. In addition, by digitally analyzing the black-and-white dotted line pupil edge marking in the Scheimpflug "large maps," the horizontal and vertical pupil diameters were individually measured and the pupil eccentricity was calculated. The correlations between AC depth and pupil shape parameters versus patient age, as well as the postoperative AC and pupil size and shape changes, were investigated.

Results: Compared to preoperative measurements, AC depth and AC volume of the pseudophakic eyes increased by 0.99±0.46 mm (39%; P<0.001) and 43.57±24.59 mm(3) (36%; P<0.001), respectively. Pupil size analysis showed that the horizontal pupil diameter was reduced by -0.27±0.22 mm (-9.7%; P=0.001) and the vertical pupil diameter was reduced by -0.32±0.24 mm (-11%; P<0.001). Pupil eccentricity was reduced by -39.56%; P<0.001.

Conclusion: Cataract extraction surgery appears to affect pupil size and shape, possibly in correlation to AC depth increase. This novel investigation based on digital analysis of Scheimpflug imaging data suggests that the cataract postoperative photopic pupil is reduced and more circular. These changes appear to be more significant with increasing patient age.

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Preoperative (blue) and postoperative (red) pupil eccentricity in the form of box plots (left) and histogram distributions (right).Abbreviations: postop, postoperative; preop, preoperative; StDev, standard deviation.
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f4-opth-8-2141: Preoperative (blue) and postoperative (red) pupil eccentricity in the form of box plots (left) and histogram distributions (right).Abbreviations: postop, postoperative; preop, preoperative; StDev, standard deviation.

Mentions: Postoperatively, however, pupil eccentricity distribution (Figure 4) was more circular, as indicated by 53 (62%) “with-the-rule,” 29 (34%) complete circular, and only four (5%) “against-the-rule” pupils. In addition, the “with-the-rule” group with vertical orientation had eccentricity reduced by a statistically significant margin, from 0.288±0.091 to 0.226±0.050 (P<0.001).


Clear-cornea cataract surgery: pupil size and shape changes, along with anterior chamber volume and depth changes. A Scheimpflug imaging study.

Kanellopoulos AJ, Asimellis G - Clin Ophthalmol (2014)

Preoperative (blue) and postoperative (red) pupil eccentricity in the form of box plots (left) and histogram distributions (right).Abbreviations: postop, postoperative; preop, preoperative; StDev, standard deviation.
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f4-opth-8-2141: Preoperative (blue) and postoperative (red) pupil eccentricity in the form of box plots (left) and histogram distributions (right).Abbreviations: postop, postoperative; preop, preoperative; StDev, standard deviation.
Mentions: Postoperatively, however, pupil eccentricity distribution (Figure 4) was more circular, as indicated by 53 (62%) “with-the-rule,” 29 (34%) complete circular, and only four (5%) “against-the-rule” pupils. In addition, the “with-the-rule” group with vertical orientation had eccentricity reduced by a statistically significant margin, from 0.288±0.091 to 0.226±0.050 (P<0.001).

Bottom Line: Pupil size analysis showed that the horizontal pupil diameter was reduced by -0.27±0.22 mm (-9.7%; P=0.001) and the vertical pupil diameter was reduced by -0.32±0.24 mm (-11%; P<0.001).Pupil eccentricity was reduced by -39.56%; P<0.001.These changes appear to be more significant with increasing patient age.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Laservision.gr Eye Institute, Athens, Greece ; New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA.

ABSTRACT

Purpose: To investigate, by high-precision digital analysis of data provided by Scheimpflug imaging, changes in pupil size and shape and anterior chamber (AC) parameters following cataract surgery.

Patients and methods: The study group (86 eyes, patient age 70.58±10.33 years) was subjected to cataract removal surgery with in-the-bag intraocular lens implantation (pseudophakic). A control group of 75 healthy eyes (patient age 51.14±16.27 years) was employed for comparison. Scheimpflug imaging (preoperatively and 3 months postoperatively) was employed to investigate central corneal thickness, AC depth, and AC volume. In addition, by digitally analyzing the black-and-white dotted line pupil edge marking in the Scheimpflug "large maps," the horizontal and vertical pupil diameters were individually measured and the pupil eccentricity was calculated. The correlations between AC depth and pupil shape parameters versus patient age, as well as the postoperative AC and pupil size and shape changes, were investigated.

Results: Compared to preoperative measurements, AC depth and AC volume of the pseudophakic eyes increased by 0.99±0.46 mm (39%; P<0.001) and 43.57±24.59 mm(3) (36%; P<0.001), respectively. Pupil size analysis showed that the horizontal pupil diameter was reduced by -0.27±0.22 mm (-9.7%; P=0.001) and the vertical pupil diameter was reduced by -0.32±0.24 mm (-11%; P<0.001). Pupil eccentricity was reduced by -39.56%; P<0.001.

Conclusion: Cataract extraction surgery appears to affect pupil size and shape, possibly in correlation to AC depth increase. This novel investigation based on digital analysis of Scheimpflug imaging data suggests that the cataract postoperative photopic pupil is reduced and more circular. These changes appear to be more significant with increasing patient age.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus