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International Ophthalmology

, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 17–20 | Cite as

Precision of 5 different keratometry devices

  • Jonas Vejvad Nørskov Laursen
  • Peter Jeppesen
  • Thomas Olsen
Original Paper

Abstract

To compare the precision among currently available keratometry devices. The corneal power was measured on two separate visits with the Nidek TonoRef II Autorefractor/Keratometer, the Zeiss IOLMaster 500, the Haag-Streit Lenstar LS 900, the Oculus Pentacam, and the Oculus Keratograph 4M. The precision was evaluated as the mean absolute intersession difference (MAD) between the corneal power measurements for each patient. Only the non-operated eye was included in the study. The Keratograph was found to have the highest MAD (0.215 D), which was significantly different from the other devices except for the IOLMaster. Nidek ARK had the lowest MAD (0.097 D), but this was not significant compared to Pentacam (0.124 D), Lenstar (0.132 D), or IOLMaster (0.140 D). Only one out of 29 patients had a precision difference exceeding 0.25 D with the Nidek ARK. Among the devices studied, the Nidek ARK was found to have the highest and the Keratograph was found to have to the lowest precision for the measurement of corneal power.

Keywords

Keratometry Corneal power Precision Measurement reliability 

Notes

Acknowledgments

Jonas V. Laursen received a grant from Grosserer Chr. Andersens Legat (fund), Copenhagen, Denmark. No author has a financial or proprietary interest in any material or method mentioned.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonas Vejvad Nørskov Laursen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Peter Jeppesen
    • 1
  • Thomas Olsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyAarhus University HospitalAarhus CDenmark
  2. 2.Aarhus CDenmark

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