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Oct 2012

Why Was There No Correlation Between Anterior Chamber Depth and Intraocular Pressure Change After Phacoemulsification in Patients With Narrow Angles?

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Department of Ophthalmology, Guys and St Thomas NHS Trust, St Thomas Hospital, London, England.

Arch Ophthalmol. 2012;130(10):1352-1353. doi:10.1001/archophthalmol.2012.2226

It is traditionally thought that the anterior chamber depth (ACD) is an effective predictor of intraocular pressure (IOP) change after phacoemulsification.1,2 We therefore read with interest that Huang et al3 did not find a statistically significant correlation between ACD and IOP change after phacoemulsification.