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The effect of short-term fasting on ocular biometry

Mohd Rohimi, Amirul Ariffin and Che Azemin, Mohd. Zulfaezal (2023) The effect of short-term fasting on ocular biometry. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences (IJAHS), 7 (2). pp. 2895-2900. E-ISSN 2600-8491

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Introduction: Islamic religious fasting is an action that inhibits its believers from consuming any food or drink and sometimes fasting can also be observed on Mondays or Thursdays. Ocular biometry parameters which include axial length, anterior chamber angle and depth play significant role in determining the refractive power of the eye as well as in certain ocular conditions. Objective: The purpose of the study was to identify the effect of short-term fasting to the ocular biometry. Method: This prospective study included 37 healthy participants with a mean age of 22.51 ± 0.77 years old. The measurements were done on a day with non-fasting state (at 8.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m.) and one week later during the fasting period (at 8.00 a.m. and 4.00 a.m.). Anterior chamber and angle were measured using Pentacam HR (Oculus, Germany) while axial length was measured using A-scan (Tomey AL-3000). Result: The results indicated no significant changes between short-term fasting and non-fasting state with all the variables (p > 0.05). Similarly, no significant changes were noted during diurnal fluctuations with all the parameters (p > 0.05). Conclusion: There is no issue of reliability of the ocular biometric data when patients undergo short-term fasting state.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: ocular biometry, axial length, anterior chamber depth, anterior chamber angle, Islamic religious fasting
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences
Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Optometry and Visual Science
Depositing User: Dr. Mohd Zulfaezal Che Azemin
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2023 17:24
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2023 17:24
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/105993

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