This study analysed the trabecular meshwork (TM) length in open and closed angle patients and presented a better method for locating the scleral spur using Schwalbe’s line method in anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT). Patients who underwent AS-OCT at Yonsei University Gangnam Severance Hospital we enrolled; 58 and 57 open and closed angle eyes, respectively. We measured the distance from the scleral spur to Schwalbe’s line as the TM length and compared it between open and closed angle patients, and to previous studies. TM length was applied to locate the scleral spur using Schwalbe’s line method. Mean TM lengths were 811 ± 83 μm and 575 ± 96 μm in the open and closed angle groups, respectively (p < 0.001). Comparing the actual TM heights using Schwalbe’s line method with an updated reference distance significantly increased accuracy to locate the scleral spur (open: 811 μm, closed: 575 μm) when compared with the 1000 μm reference distance (p < 0.001). TM length was significantly different between open and closed angle patients. Further, the reference distance for Schwalbe’s line method should be distinguished according to open and closed angle eyes in order that the scleral spur can be located properly.
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This work was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education [No. NRF-2017 R1A2B4012212]. The funding organization played no role in study design or conduct; National Research Foundation of Korea [NRF-2017 R1A2B4012212].
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