December 19, 2019

The acute effects of a single cup of coffee on ocular biometric parameters in healthy subjects

F Uzun et al, 2019. The acute effects of a single cup of coffee on ocular biometric parameters in healthy subjects, Journal of Current Opthalmology, Volume 31 (4).


Purpose: To evaluate ocular biometric changes in healthy subjects after caffeine consumption from a cup of coffee. Methods: A total of 36 subjects were included in this prospective observational study. Axial length (AL) and anterior segment parameters including aqueous depth (AD), anterior chamber depth (ACD), lens thickness (LT), and central corneal thickness (CCT) were measured with optic biometry, Lenstar LS 900 (Haag-Streit, Inc., Koeniz, Switzerland) before and 1 and 4 h after ingesting a cup of coffee (60 mg caffeine/ 100 mL). Results: Mean age of the participants was 30.05 ± 7.43 years (range, 19e45). At baseline, 1st, and 4th hour, AL values were 23.9 ± 1.04 mm, 23.91 ± 1.04 mm, and 23.89 ± 1.04 mm, respectively, and no significant difference was observed (P>0.05). At baseline, 1st, and 4th hour, AD values were 3.06 ± 0.3 mm, 3.11 ± 0.3 mm, and 3.09 ± 0.3 mm, and ACD values were 3.6 ± 0.32, 3.66 ± 0.31, and 3.64 ± 0.31, respectively. AD and ACD values were significantly greater than baseline at 1st and 4th hours following coffee ingestion. Coffee intake caused a significant reduction in LT, compared with baseline and at the 1st and 4th hours which were 3.76 ± 0.28 mm, 3.69 ± 0.32 mm, and 3.72 ± 0.27 mm, respectively. No statistically significant difference was determined in between the 3 measurements in terms of CCT (P>0.05). Conclusion: Caffeine causes a significant increase in AD and ACD and a significant decrease in LT following oral intake, for at least 4 h.

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