Study: Scheimpflug analysis of corneal power changes after h
A Study was conducted to assess the ability of the Pentacam in predicting the corneal power after hyperopic small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE).

25 eyes of 22 patients underwent hyperopic SMILE were prospectively followed. All patients finished at least 6 months visit. Cornea power was obtained by Pentacam HR, in the format of mean keratometry (Km), equivalent keratometry (EKR) and total cornea refractive power (TCRP). Calculation of TCRP were centered on either the corneal apex or the pupil center within a ring or zone, giving a total of four different subtypes naming AR?AZ?PR?PZ. Clinical history method (CHM) was regarded as a gold standard and was compared with other cornea power parameters.

Results:
--Center difference had no impact on the TCRP values (PR vs AR and PZ vs AZ).

--Compared with CHM, no difference was found in Km, EKR 4.0?mm, EKR 4.5?mm, PR 3.0?mm, PR 4.0?mm, AR 3.0?mm and AR 4.0?mm.

--PR 4.0?mm showed the least difference with CHM (??0.14?±?1.03D).

--The 95% limit of agreement (LOA) of the TCRPs and CHM was not close. The top two were PR 3.0?mm and PR 4.0?mm, LOA of which were???2.20 to 1.84 D and???2.18 to 1.68 D respectively.

--Central cornea thickness was correlated with error (TCRP – CHM) of PR 4.0?mm (r?=?0.58).

The Pentacam topographer is an alternative method of measuring corneal power in eyes after hyperopic SMILE. The optimal options seem to be the TCRP (PR 4.0?mm).

Source: https://bmcophthalmol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12886-021-02043-w
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