Korean J Ophthalmol > Volume 6(1); 1992 > Article
Korean Journal of Ophthalmology 1992;6(1):19-31.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/kjo.1992.6.1.19    Published online June 30, 1992.
Ocular dimensions with aging in normal eyes.
Kyung Jik Lim, Sung Min Hyung, Dong Ho Youn
1Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Chungbuk, Korea.
Abstract
To quantify the dynamic changes taking place in the anterior segment, we measured the anterior chamber depth (ACD), lens thickness (LT) and their difference between sexes and age groups in normal eyes using contact ultrasonography and anterior chamber photography. There were 141 women (241 eyes) and 76 men (130 eyes) between the ages of 10 and 70 years. In normal eyes, the lens thickness was increased and the anterior chamber depth was decreased with aging in both sexes. The anterior chamber depth showed an accelerated decrease between the 4th and 5th decades in females and the ratio of anterior chamber depth to axial length was smaller in females than in males after the 5th decade. The results suggested that the prevalence of angle closure glaucoma will be increased in females after middle age.
Key Words: aging;anterior chamber depth;anterior chamber depth/axial length;lens thickness;ocular dimensions
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