Intraoperator repeatability and interoperator reproducibility in the ultrasonic pachymetry measurements of central corneal thickness

Kiddee, W.; Horattanareung, O.

Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand 92(5): 672-676

2009


ISSN/ISBN: 0125-2208
PMID: 19459530
Document Number: 13208
To assess the repeatability and reproducibility of central corneal thickness (CCT) measurement by the commercial available ultrasonic pachymeter in Songklanagarind Hospital. Seventy eyes underwent two sessions of CCT measurements, each session consisting of two CCT measurements, performed by two different operators. The mean and standard deviation of the mean differences were calculated. The interoperator repeatability and interoperator reproducibility were calculated by means of intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC). Agreement was analyzed by means of Bland-Altman plots. The mean CCT for 70 eyes was 537.61 +/- 26.66 mm. The intraoperator repeatability study of the first operator, the mean difference between the repeated measurements was 0.49 mm. The ICC was 0.985 (p < 0.001). For the second operator, the mean difference between the repeated measurements was 0.57 mm. The ICC was 0.935 (p < 0.001). A Bland-Altman plot of both operators showed narrow limits of agreement with respect to CCT for both operators. The mean measurement difference between operator was 0.96 mm and the ICC for reproducibility study was 0.979 (p < 0.01). The Bland-Altman plot showed narrow limits of agreement with respect to CCT. The measurement of CCT using the ultrasonic pachymeter is highly repeatable and reproducible.

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Intraoperator repeatability and interoperator reproducibility in the ultrasonic pachymetry measurements of central corneal thickness