Repeatability in and interchangeability between the macular and the fast macular thickness map protocols: a study on normal eyes with Stratus optical coherence tomography
2009 (English)In: Acta ophthalmologica, ISSN 1755-3768, Vol. 87, no 7, 725-730 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Purpose: To collect a normal material and to compare the macular and the fast macular thickness map protocols regarding normal values and repeatability. Methods: Sixty-seven individuals underwent three repeated scans with the macular thickness protocol; 45 of them also had three scans with the fast thickness protocol in Stratus optical coherence tomography (OCT). The maps were divided into nine ETDRS fields, where thickness values were presented. The repeatability was calculated as intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC), coefficient of variance (CV) and coefficient of repeatability (CR). For comparison between the two protocols, limits of agreement were determined according to Bland-Altman. Results: Normal values for the two protocols were very close. Repeatability was high. ICC for all areas was 0.92-0.98. CV was less than 1% and CR was 6-8 mum for both protocols, with the exception of the fovea in the fast protocol (where CV was 1.44% and CR 12.4 mum). Limits of agreement between the two protocols were less than 10 mum as a rule. Conclusion: Normal values for the protocols are equal and they both have excellent repeatability. The fast macular map is a good alternative with the possible exception of the fovea, where variation is twice that of the macular thickness map.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 87, no 7, 725-730 p.
macular thickness maps, normal values, optical coherence tomography, repeatability
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-104911DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-3768.2008.01345.xISI: 000270999300006PubMedID: 18937816OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-104911DiVA: diva2:220276