Taha Ayyildiz


Background:Comparison of Fuchs endothelial dystrophy and pseudophakic bullous keratopathy with the help of Scheimpflug camera combined with a Placido disk corneal topographer.

Material and methods: 34 eyes of 34 patients pseudophakic bullous keratopathy (PBK) and 32 eyes of 20 patient Fuchs endothelial dystrophy (FED) have been examined by Scheimpflug camera combined with a Placido disk corneal topographer. Anterior chamber depth (ACD), anterior chamber volume (ACV), iridocorneal angle (ICA), central corneal thickness (CCT) and  LogMAR best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) were compared in terms. Except for corneal edema, diseases of the eye that can impair vision ( cataracts, glaucoma, retinal disease) were excluded.

Results: The average age of patients in group PBK and FED were found 64.9±13.9 and 66.06±10.5 respectively. ACD, ACV, ICA, CCT and BCVA in  PBK group 2.95±0.48 mm, 202.55±115.20 mm3, 40.73±10.44 derece, 742.41±108.74 µm and 2.06±0.70 LogMAR respectively. ACD, ACV, ICA, CCT and BCVA in FED group 2.63±0.64 mm, 140.75±71.34mm3, 34.62±13.58 derece, 757.37±145.99 µm and 1.82±1.12 LogMAR respectively. Statistically significant difference between the 2 groups in terms of ACV and LogMAR BCVA was observed (p = 0.01 and p = 0.001). Between other parameters as mean age, ACD, ICA and CCT, statistically difference was not observed (p>0.05).

Conclusions: Between two groups in terms of age, ACD, ICA and CCT statistically significant difference was not significant, while in terms of ACV and BCVA LogMAR observed results showed statistically significant difference (p<0.05).


Pseudophakic bullous keratopathy; fuchs endothelial dystrophy; corneal topography; sirius

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