To quantify the difference between anterior chamber parameters determined by the Galilei dual Scheimpflug analyzer after uneventful cataract surgery in normotensive eyes.
In this study, 39 eyes of 30 patients (11 men and 19 women) who had uneventful cataract surgery with phacoemulsification were evaluated preoperatively, and at 1 month postoperatively with the Galilei. We investigated the measurements including anterior chamber depth (ACD), anterior chamber angle (ACA), anterior chamber volume (ACV), central corneal thickness (CCT), and the 3-, 5-, and 7-mm corneal thickness (CT) preoperatively and postoperatively.
The differences between ACD (P=0.01), ACA (P=0.07), ACV (P=0.01), and 7-mm CT (P=0.01), and intraocular pressure (P=0.03) were statistically significant after the first month of phacoemulsification. However, the differences between CCT (P=0.60), 3-mm CT (P=0.75), and 5-mm (P=0.17) CT were not statistically significant.
After the first month of cataract surgery, a significant increase was observed in ACD, ACV, ACA, and 7-mm CT parameters, which were practically determined by a new noncontact Scheimpflug imagining system.