Evaluation of the Agreement Between a New Pyramid Wavefront Sensor Aberrometer and Scheiner-Smirnov Aberrometers

J Refract Surg. 2024 Apr;40(4):e218-e228. doi: 10.3928/1081597X-20240311-02. Epub 2024 Apr 1.


Purpose: To assess agreement between a new aberrometer (Osiris-T; CSO) employing pyramid wavefront sensor technique and Scheiner-Smirnov aberrometer (OPD-Scan III; Nidek) on measuring ocular, corneal, and internal aberrations in healthy participants.

Methods: The measurements were conducted three times consecutively by an experienced examiner. The total root mean square (RMS) aberrations, higher order aberration RMS, coma Z3±1, trefoil Z3±3, spherical aberration Z40, and astigmatism II Z4±2 up to 7th order were exported in both 4-and 6-mm pupil zones. The parameters between the two devices were statistically compared using the paired t-test, and the differences assessed with Bland-Altman plots and 95% limits of agreement.

Results: This prospective study included 70 right eyes of 70 healthy participants with an average age of 25.94 ± 6.59 years (range: 18 to 47 years). The mean difference in the two devices ranged from 0.01 µm for astigmatism II Z4±2 to 0.63 µm for total RMS in 4 mm and from 0.01 to 1.41 µm in 6-mm pupil size. The Bland-Altman analysis of ocular, corneal, and internal aberrations indicated high agreement between the two devices and the maximum absolute values for 95% limits of agreement ranged from 0.03 to 1.06 µm for 4-mm pupil diameters and 0.12 to 1.13 µm for 6-mm pupil diameters.

Conclusions: The newly developed pyramid wavefront sensor technique aberrometer demonstrated a high agreement with a Scheiner-Smirnov aberrometer when measuring ocular, corneal, and internal aberrations in healthy participants. Thus, the two aberrometers may be considered interchangeable for clinical applications. [J Refract Surg. 2024;40(4):e218-e228.].

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Astigmatism*
  • Biometry
  • Cornea
  • Corneal Topography
  • Humans
  • Prospective Studies
  • Pupil
  • Refraction, Ocular
  • Young Adult