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      Evaluation of Refractive Status and Ocular Biometric Parameters in Primary Angle Closure Disease

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          Introduction: The aim of the study was to evaluate the refractive status and ocular biometric parameters in subjects with angle closure in Malaysia. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 171 primary angle closure patients (268 eyes). Visual acuity, refraction, and ocular biometry (central anterior chamber depth [ACD], axial length [AL], and lens thickness) were recorded. Vitreous cavity length (VL) and relative lens position (RLP) were calculated. Results: A total of 92 Primary Angle Closure Suspect (PACS), 30 Primary Angle Closure (PAC), and 146 Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma (PACG) eyes were included. Chinese ethnicity formed the majority ( n = 197, 73.5%), followed by Malay ( n = 57, 21.3%) and Indian ( n = 14, 5.2%). There was a significant female preponderance with a female to male ratio of 1.85. Mean age was 65.7 ± 7.7 years. Mean spherical equivalent was +0.33 ± 1.29 D. Approximately half ( n = 137, 51%) of the eyes were hyperopic (spherical power ≥+0.5), with PACG having the highest percentage of hyperopia ( n = 69, 50.4%). Myopia and emmetropia were present in 48 (17.9) and 83 (31%) eyes, respectively. Although AL and VL in myopia patients were significantly longer than emmetropic and hyperopic eyes ( p < 0.001), the ACD was not significantly different ( p = 0.427). While the RLP is smaller in myopic eyes, lens thickness was increased in hyperopic eyes. PACG was significantly higher in elderly patients compared to PACS and PAC ( p = 0.005). A total of 37 (13.8%) eyes were blind (vision worse than 3/60) and 19 of them (51.3%) were female patients. Conclusion: A decrease in RLP is predictive of angle closure disease in myopic eyes, whereas increased lens thickness contributes to angle closure disease in hyperopic eyes.

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              Ocular Biometry in Acute and Chronic Angle-Closure Glaucoma

              Aim: To evaluate the biometric difference between eyes with acute angle-closure (AAC) attack, their uninvolved fellow eyes and eyes with chronic angle-closure glaucoma (CACG). Methods: Patients with prior laser iridotomy on both eyes for unilateral AAC attack or CACG were recruited. We compared ocular biometric parameters by A-scan ultrasonography of the acutely affected eyes with those of the uninvolved fellow eyes and with eyes affected by CACG. Results: Thirty-three patients with unilateral AAC attack and 41 patients with CACG were included. The eyes with AAC attack had a significantly shallower anterior chamber depth (ACD), thicker lens, shorter axial length, higher lens/axial length factor and more anteriorly positioned lens than the eyes with CACG. The uninvolved fellow eyes had a significantly shallower ACD, shorter axial length and higher lens/axial length factor compared with the eyes with CACG. Acutely affected eyes had a shallower ACD and more anteriorly positioned lens than did the uninvolved fellow eyes. Conclusion: Eyes with AAC attack had a more crowded anterior segment compared with uninvolved fellow eyes and those affected by CACG. In addition to ACD, relative lens size, represented by the lens/axial length factor, and relative lens position appear to play important roles in the development of AAC attack.

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                Ophthalmic Res
                Ophthalmic Research
                S. Karger AG
                March 2021
                18 August 2020
                : 64
                : 2
                : 246-252
                aDepartment of Ophthalmology, Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC), Cheras, Malaysia
                bDepartment of Ophthalmology, Hospital Selayang Lebuh Raya, Batu Caves, Malaysia
                cSingapore National Eye Centre, Singapore, Singapore
                dGleneagles Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
                Author notes
                *Norshamsiah Md. Din, Ophthalmology, Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Jalan Yaacob Latiff, Cheras 56000 (Malaysia), shamsiahdr@hotmail.com
                510925 Ophthalmic Res 2021;64:246–252
                © 2020 S. Karger AG, Basel

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