Original Article

Evaluation of Anterior Segment Parameters in Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome Patients


  • Banu Torun Acar
  • Bülent İ. Buttanrı
  • Şahin M. Sevim
  • Didem Esen

Received Date: 12.03.2010 Accepted Date: 27.05.2010 Turk J Ophthalmol 2010;40(4):217-221


To compare the anterior segment parameters of pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PES) patients and healthy control subjects using IOLMaster and optical coherence tomography (OCT).

Material and Method:

Forty-five eyes of 45 patients with PES, and 45 eyes of 45 healthy control subjects were evaluated with IOLMaster and OCT. Axial length (AL), anterior chamber depth (ACD), and corneal curvature (CC) measured with the IOLMaster, as well as anterior chamber angle (ACA) and central corneal thickness (CCT) determined by OCT were compared between the two groups.


The mean age of PES patients was 67.7±6.4 years and of healthy control group was 66.0±7.3 years (p=0.805). AL was found to be higher in the PES group, but the difference between the two groups was not statistically significant (p=0.416). Although ACD, ACA and CCT parameters were higher in the control group, there was no statistically significant difference between the two groups (p=0.435, p=526, p=0.315).


IOLMaster and OCT are rapid, non-invasive techniques in the evaluation of anterior segment parameters that do not require local anesthesia, provide high patient comfort, and are easy to learn and apply. AL, ACD, ACA, CCT and KK determined with these methods preoperatively may help guide the physician, and there is no difference between the values of PES patients and healthy individuals.

Keywords: Pseudoexfoliative syndrome, IOLMaster, optical coherence tomography, anterior segment parameters

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