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Cem Ozgonul, Volkan Hurmeric, Osman Melih Ceylan, Fazl Cuneyt Erdurman, Ali Hakan Durukan; Anterior Segment Changes After Encircling Scleral Buckling Surgery Evaluated By Scheimpflug Imaging. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2012;53(14):3615.
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To evaluate anterior segment changes after encircling scleral buckling surgery with Scheimpflug imaging and partial coherence interferometry.
Thirty eyes of 15 patients who had scleral buckling in one eye were included in the study. Operated eyes were accepted as the study group, healthy fellow eyes were accepted as the controls. Both eyes of all patients were scanned with Scheimpflug camera and partial coherence interferometry. Mean postoperative follow-up time was 22,53 ±21,14 months after the surgeries.
In the 6th month visit anterior chamber depth difference between the operated eyes (3,00±0,16 mm) and control eyes (3,25±0,21 mm) was statistically significant (p= 0,026). In the 12th month visit anterior chamber depth was 3,18 ± 0,68 mm in the operated eyes and 3,48± 0,69 mm in the fellow eyes (p=0,297), mean axial length was 24,19 ± 0,62 mm in the operated eyes and 23,60 ± 0,64 mm in the fellow eyes (p=0,077). There was a statistically significant correlation between follow-up time and anterior chamber depth (p=0,048 r=0,519).
Scheimpflug imaging demonstrates that the effect of scleral buckling on the anterior segment depth and anterior chamber volume decreases 12 months after the surgery. We believe that, these changes must be taken into consideration in patients requesting refractive treatment after encircling scleral buckling surgery.
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