Comparison of three optical biometers: IOLMaster 500, Lenstar LS 900 and Aladdin

Alvaro Ortiz, Virgilio Galvis, Alejandro Tello, Victor Viaña, Maria Isabel Corrales, Miguel Ochoa, Carlos Julián Rodriguez

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Purpose: To evaluate the results of optical biometry using the IOLMaster 500, Lenstar LS 900 and Aladdin in eyes with cataract. Methods: In 231 eyes of 152 patients with cataract, the measurements of 3 different biometers were retrospectively compared. Paired comparisons were performed for axial length (AL), mean keratometry (mean K) and anterior chamber depth (ACD). Results: In only 197 of the 231 eyes (85.3%), it was possible to obtain reliable measurements of AL with all the three devices. It was not possible to determine AL in 16 eyes (6.9%) with Lenstar LS 900; in 19 eyes (8.2%) with Aladdin; and in 20 eyes (8.6%) with IOLMaster 500 possibly related to the severity of lens opacification (the corneas had good transparency in the eyes included in the study). There was a statistically significant difference in AL between IOLMaster 500 and the remaining two biometers (P = 0.03). However, the amount of difference was considered clinically not significant (0.04 mm). The mean keratometry (mean K) was determined in 203 eyes (87.9%) with all the three devices. Differences in mean K were between − 0.1 and 0.06 Diopters (D), which were considered neither statistically (P > 0.05) nor clinically significant. The anterior chamber depth (ACD) was determined in 197 eyes (85.28%) with all the three biometers. The differences between the three devices (0.03 to 0.13 mm) were not statistically significant and considered also clinically not significant. Conclusions: There were no clinically significant differences between these 3 biometers in AL, mean K and ACD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1809-1818
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Ophthalmology
Issue number8
StatePublished - 15 Aug 2019


  • Anterior chamber
  • Axial length, eye
  • Biometry
  • Corneal topography/methods
  • Diagnostic techniques, ophthalmological


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