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Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume 2017, Article ID 6762047, 6 pages
Research Article

Measurement of and Factors Associated with the Anterior Chamber Volume in Healthy Chinese Adults

1Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science, Eye and ENT Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai 200031, China
2Key Laboratory of Myopia of State Health Ministry and Key Laboratory of Visual Impairment and Restoration of Shanghai, Shanghai 200031, China
3Department of Ophthalmology, The Central Hospital of Zaozhuang Mining Group, Zaozhuang 277800, China
4Department of Ophthalmology, People’s Hospital of Shanghai, No. 5, Shanghai 200240, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Chunhui Jiang; moc.361@07gnaijhhc and Haohao Zhu; moc.361@513007oahoah

Received 12 September 2016; Revised 29 November 2016; Accepted 14 December 2016; Published 10 January 2017

Academic Editor: Priyanka P. Doctor

Copyright © 2017 Yuan Zong et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Purpose. To measure the anterior chamber volume (ACV) and determine factors associated with the ACV in healthy Chinese adults. Methods. In this cross-sectional study, we used swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) to measure ACV and other anterior segment parameters. Factors associated with ACV were also determined. Results. A total of 313 healthy Chinese adults were enrolled. The anterior segment parameters, including ACV, could be measured by SS-OCT with excellent repeatability and reproducibility. There was a significant difference between the horizontal and vertical anterior chamber widths (ACW) (), with a mean difference of 390 μm. The ACV (mean  mm3) was correlated with most of the anterior segment parameters, especially anterior chamber depth (ACD), which accounted for about 85% of the variation of ACV. Most of the anterior segment parameters were significantly correlated with age, and the relative changes in ACV and ACD were greatest in subjects aged 41–50 years. Conclusion. ACV was correlated with most of the anterior segment parameters measured in this study, particularly ACD. The relatively large difference between horizontal and vertical ACW suggests that the ACV could and should be measured using multiple OCT scans.