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Abstract #81912 Published in IGR 20-4

Alteration of Retinal Vessel Diameter of the Patients with Pseudoexfoliation and Optical Coherence Tomography Images

Oruc Y; Kirgiz A
Current Eye Research 2019; 44: 1253-1257


: The aim of this study was to measure retinal vessel diameter using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), and to compare patients with unilateral pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PEX) with controls.: 40 patients with pseudoexfoliation material (40+) eyes and (40-) eyes and 32 healthy controls was included study. Observation of pseudoexfoliative material on the anterior lens capsule or pupillar margin in one or both eyes was set as the diagnostic criteria for PEX. The diameter of superior temporal vein, inferior temporal vein; superior temporal artery and inferior temporal artery were measured by SD-OCT device.: when PEX (+) eyes were compared with PEX (-) eyes, a significant decrease was noted in vertical diameter of the arteries, as in the superior nasal artery. In PEX (+) patients the diameter of vascular structures was significantly decreased.: We report a relationship between PEX and retinal vessel diameter. Vascular narrowing in the contralateral eye was also seen. Thus detection of this narrowing in the non-PEX eye vessels might be important for diagnosis and prevention of early glaucoma.

Department of Ophthalmology, Elazig Research and Education Hospital, Health Science University, Elazig, Turkey.

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Classification:

9.4.4.1 Exfoliation syndrome (Part of: 9 Clinical forms of glaucomas > 9.4 Glaucomas associated with other ocular and systemic disorders > 9.4.4 Glaucomas associated with disorders of the lens)
6.9.2.2 Posterior (Part of: 6 Clinical examination methods > 6.9 Computerized image analysis > 6.9.2 Optical coherence tomography)
6.11 Bloodflow measurements (Part of: 6 Clinical examination methods)



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