Comparison of biometry measurements and intraocular lens power prediction between 2 SS-OCT-based biometers

J Cataract Refract Surg. 2023 May 1;49(5):460-466. doi: 10.1097/j.jcrs.0000000000001146.


Purpose: To evaluate the agreement in biometry measurements and intraocular lens (IOL) power prediction between the Eyestar 900 and the IOLMaster 700.

Setting: Institutional.

Design: Retrospective comparative study.

Methods: Patients were evaluated before cataract surgery using both devices on the same visit. Axial length, anterior and posterior keratometry, anterior chamber depth, corneal diameter (CD), central corneal thickness, and lens thickness were recorded by both devices. The agreement in measurements and in IOL power calculations was evaluated using the Barrett Universal II (BU-II) formula with either predicted or measured posterior keratometry.

Results: In total, 402 eyes of 402 consecutive patients were included. The mean age was 72.0 ± 9.2 years. Clinically, mean differences in measured variables were small, albeit slightly larger for posterior flat and steep keratometry (0.43 diopters [D] and 0.42 D, respectively). The measurement correlation and agreement between the devices were good for all variables with slightly lower agreement in CD measurements. Consistent bias was seen in measurements of posterior flat and steep keratometry. Good agreement was also found in anterior and posterior astigmatism measurements. Good IOL power calculation agreement was found using either predicted posterior keratometry (95% limits of agreement [LoA] of -0.40 to +0.30 D) or measured posterior keratometry (95% LoA of -0.45 to +0.40 D). The agreement was within ±0.5 D in 394 eyes (98.0%) using predicted posterior keratometry and in 386 eyes (96.0%) using measured posterior keratometry.

Conclusions: The Eyestar 900 and the IOLMaster 700 show strong agreement in biometry measurements and IOL power prediction by the BU-II formula using either standard or total corneal keratometry and can be used interchangeably.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Axial Length, Eye
  • Biometry
  • Cornea
  • Humans
  • Lenses, Intraocular*
  • Middle Aged
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Tomography, Optical Coherence