To evaluate the repeatability of the measurements provided by a new optical biometer (EyeStar 900) based on swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) and their agreement with the measurements given by 2 validated biometers based on the same technology, the IOLMaster 700 and Argos.
IRCCS G.B. Bietti Foundation, Rome, Italy.
Prospective evaluation of diagnostic test.
In a series of unoperated eyes, 3 consecutive scans were acquired with the EyeStar 900, and 1 with the IOLMaster 700 and the Argos. The following biometry parameters were analyzed: axial length (AL), keratometry (K), corneal astigmatism, central corneal thickness, corneal diameter (CD), anterior chamber depth (ACD), lens thickness (LT), and lens tilting. Repeatability was assessed using test–retest variability, the coefficient of variation (CoV), and the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC); agreement was based on the 95% limits of agreement.
56 eyes of 56 patients were analyzed. High repeatability was achieved for all measured parameters, as the CoV was <1% in most cases and ICC was >0.95 for all parameters. Good to high agreement was found among the measurements of the 3 optical biometers, although some statistically significant differences were detected between the EyeStar 900 and Argos (mean K, ACD, LT, and CD were higher with the Argos). The Argos measured a shorter AL in eyes >25 mm.
The new generation SS-OCT EyeStar 900 optical biometer produces highly repeatable measurements that are in good agreement with those provided by 2 previously validated instruments.