Inter-Device Agreement of Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness Measurements Using Spectral Domain Cirrus HD OCT
Samin Hong ; Yeongjun Kim ; Gong Je Seong ; Chan Yun Kim ; ongwoo Shim
Korean Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol.25(2) : 105~109, 2011
Korean Journal of Ophthalmology
PURPOSE: To assess the inter-device agreement of peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness measurements by 2 spectral domain Cirrus HD optical coherence tomography (OCT) devices in healthy Korean subjects. METHODS: Eleven eyes of 11 healthy volunteers were enrolled in the present study. Each eye was scanned with the Optic Disc Cube 200 x 200 scan of 2 Cirrus HD OCT devices for peripapillary RNFL thickness calculation. The inter-device agreements of the 2 Cirrus HD OCTs for average, quadrant, and clock-hour RNFL thickness values were determined with Wilcoxon signed rank test, Friedman test, Cronbach's alpha (alpha), intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC), coefficient of variation (COV), and Bland-Altman plot. RESULTS: The mean age of the participants was 25.82 +/- 3.28 years and all had a 0.00 logarithm of the minimum angle of resolution of best-corrected visual acuity. The signal strengths of scans from the 2 Cirrus HD OCT were not significantly different (p = 0.317). The inter-device agreement of average RNFL thickness was excellent (alpha, 0.940; ICC, 0.945; COV, 2.45 +/- 1.52%). However, the agreement of nasal quadrant RNFL thickness was not very good (alpha, 0.715; ICC, 0.716; COV, 5.72 +/- 4.64%). Additionally, on the Bland-Atman plot, the extent of agreement of the 2 Cirrus HD OCTs for RNFL thickness was variable according to scanned sectors. CONCLUSIONS: The inter-device agreement of 2 spectral domain Cirrus HD OCT devices for peripapillary RNFL thickness measurements was generally excellent but variable according to the scanned area. Thus, physicians should consider this fact before judging a change of RNFL thicknesses if they were measured by different OCT devices.