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Title: Validation of keratometric measurements obtained with a new integrated aberrometry-topography system
Authors: Shneor, E
Millodot, M
Zyroff, M
Gordon-Shaag, A
Issue Date: 2012
Source: Journal of optometry, 2012, v. 5, no. 2, p. 80-86
Abstract: Purpose: A clinical evaluation of the L80 videokeratographer (Visionix Luneau, Chartres, France) was performed to assess its validity and repeatability compared with a traditional Bausch and Lomb (B & L) keratometer. Methods: 87 right eyes of 87 subjects, (mean age 23.72 ± 3.62 years old, 70 women and 17 men), participated in this study. Corneal curvature was measured using the L80 instrument by one practitioner and the manual B & L keratometer by a different practitioner. Intratest and intertest repeatability were assessed. Results: Corneal curvature was found to be statistically different between the two instruments (p < 0.001), with the L80 providing a slightly steeper bias of 0.05 mm and 0.07 mm for the horizontal and vertical meridians, respectively than the B & L keratometer. 78.2% and 86.2% of the L80 results were within ±0.1 mm (±0.06 D) and 95.4% and 97.7% within ±0.2 mm (±0.11 D) of the readings obtained with the B & L keratometer along the horizontal and the vertical meridians, respectively. The agreement between the L80 and B & L keratometers axes was 31.0% within ±5°, 54.0% within ±10°, 60.9% within ±15°, 71.3% within ±20° and 87.4% within ±40°. Intratest repeatability was the same for both instruments. Intertest repeatability was better for the L80 videokeratographer compared to the B & L keratometer and showed no significant difference between the two sessions. Conclusion: The L80 videokeratographer is a reliable objective instrument comparable to other autokeratometers which, in addition, combines many other useful clinical features. It provides steeper radii of curvature measurements than the B & L keratometer. An offset incorporated into the instrument could mitigate the difference between the two instruments and make them interchangeable.
Keywords: Keratometry
L80 autokeratometer
Limits of agreement
Publisher: Elsevier Doyma
Journal: Journal of Optometry 
ISSN: 1888-4296
DOI: 10.1016/j.optom.2012.03.003
Rights: © 2012 Spanish General Council of Optometry. Published by Elsevier España, S.L.
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