Accomodative changes in the ACD less pronounced in high myopia

August 27, 2012

A study found that accommodative changes in the central anterior chamber depth (ACD) of patients with high myopia were less pronounced than emmetropic eyes.

A recent study published in the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery looked at the accommodative changes in the central anterior chamber depth (ACD) in patients with high myopia. Using anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT), the study found that accommodative changes in the ACD were less pronounced in the eyes of patients with high myopia than in emmetropic eyes.

The study was done at the Cataract Surgery Department and Clinical & Functional Diagnostics Department at S. Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery Complex-Federal State Institution in Moscow, Russia. The ACD measurements were taken using the Visante AS-OCT device in a nonaccomodative state for the baseline and during accommodation.

In addition to finding that accommodative changes in the ACD were less pronounced in eyes with high myopia patients than emmetropic eyes, it was also noted that the anterior chamber might become critically shallow during accommodations in some myopic eyes and should be considered when planning phasic intraocular lens implantation.

To read the full text, visit the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, Accommodative changes in anterior chamber depth in patients with high myopia


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