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M. okka, M. Adam, B. T. Ozturk, B. Bozkurt, H. Kerimoglu, H. Pekel; The Reproducibility of Flare Measurements. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2010;51(13):5853.
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To determine the ideal timing and reproducibility of flare measurements.
Following ophthalmological examination flare measurements of 45 healthy subjects were performed at 8.00, 12.00 and 16.00 o’clock on the same day, by the same technician using the laser flaremeter (Kowa, FM-600).
Ninety eyes of 45 subjects including 25 females and 20 males with a mean age of 28.67±7.40 years were enrolled. The iris color was brown in 28 subjects, green-brown in 10 subjects and green in 7 subjects. The mean flare was 5.65±1.45 photon/msec at 8.00 o’clock, 5.94±1.20 photon/msec at 12.00 o’clock, 5.79±1.41photon/msec at 16.00 o’clock. Statistical analysis revealed no significance between the repeated measurements (p=0.08). The analysis of flare measurements regarding the iris colour also revealed no significance (p= 0.57, p=0.67, p=0.21 respectively). Age was found to be correlated with the flare measurements in all measurements (p= 0.03, p<0.01, p=0.01).
Flare measurements demonstrated a high reproducibility in healthy subjects.
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