Comparison of the trabecular meshwork length between open and closed angle with evaluation of the scleral spur location

Wungrak Choi, Min woo Lee, Hyun Goo Kang, Hye Sun Lee, Hyoung Won Bae, Chan Yun Kim, Gong Je Seong

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)


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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6857
JournalScientific reports
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Dec 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General

Cite this