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Repeatability and reproducibility of a new fully automatic measurement optical low coherence reflectometry biometer and agreement with swept-source optical coherence tomography-based biometer


Aims To assess the repeatability and reproducibility of the ocular measurements obtained with the Suoer SW-9000 μm Plus, a new fully automatic biometer based on optical low coherence reflectometry (OLCR) biometer, and to compare them to those obtained by a swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT)-based biometer.

Methods This prospective study consisted of 115 eyes of 115 healthy subjects. The measurements were taken by the two optical biometers in random order. The measured parameters were axial length (AL), central corneal thickness (CCT), aqueous depth (AQD), anterior chamber depth (ACD), mean keratometry (Km), lens thickness (LT) and corneal diameter (CD). To evaluate the intraobserver repeatability and interobserver reproducibility, the within-subject SD, test–retest variability, coefficient of variation (CoV) and intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) were adopted. The Bland-Altman plot was drawn to assess the agreement.

Results The repeatability and reproducibility of all parameters for the new device were excellent (ICC>0.960 and CoV<0.71%). The Bland-Altman plots showed high agreement between the OLCR-based and SS-OCT-based devices for AL, CCT, AQD, ACD, Km and LT, with narrow 95% limit of agreements (LoAs) (−0.08 mm to 0.06 mm, −15.91 µm to −1.01 µm, −0.09 mm to 0.09 mm, −0.09 mm to 0.08 mm, −0.47 D to 0.35 D, −0.05 mm to 0.16 mm, respectively) and moderate agreement for CD (95% LoA: −0.67 mm to −0.01 mm).

Conclusions The new Suoer SW-9000 μm Plus biometer showed excellent repeatability and reproducibility. All the parameters obtained by this biometer were similar to those measured by SS-OCT-based biometer.

  • Imaging
  • Optics and Refraction

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