Tear Meniscus Height Determination Using the OCT2 and the RTVue-100
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PURPOSE: To compare anterior segment spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SOCT) tear meniscus height (TMH) measures with those from the more commonly used time-domain OCT (TOCT). METHODS: The right eye of 50 healthy subjects had images of their TMH captured with TOCT (OCT2) and SOCT (RTVue-100). Data were acquired using two different anterior segment lenses, the cornea/anterior module-short (CAM-S) and long (CAM-L), on the SOCT. Images were then analyzed for differences in their derived TMH. RESULTS: The average TMH for TOCT was 0.280 ± 0.139 mm, whereas the mean TMH measured using the SOCT was 0.354 ± 0.163 mm and 0.345 ± 0.167 mm for the CAM-S and CAM-L, respectively. There was a significant difference (p < 0.001) when comparing TOCT with either of the SOCT lenses. There was no statistically significant difference between the CAM-L and CAM-S (p = 1.0). Bland-Altman analysis showed poor agreement between TOCT and SOCT (95% limits of agreement -0.138 to + 0.285 mm for the CAM-S and -0.185 to +0.315 mm for the CAM-L). CONCLUSIONS: The RTVue-100 produces TMH measurements that are significantly higher than OCT2 in a normal patient population. However, the RTVue-100 showed a number of other advantages over the OCT2 in the measurement and analysis of images. Future work needs to determine the causative factors behind the observed differences.
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