Abstract #82258 Published in IGR 20-4

Evaluation of the lamina cribrosa thickness and depth in patients with migraine

Sirakaya E; Kucuk B; Agadayi A; Yilmaz N
International Ophthalmology 2020; 40: 89-98

PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the lamina cribrosa (LC) thickness, LC depth, and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness, in migraine patients with and without aura, by using optical coherence tomography (OCT). METHODS: This single-center, case-control study included 27 migraine with aura (Group I), 35 migraine patients without aura (Group II), and 35 healthy controls (Group III). In only the right eyes of participants, RNFL thickness in all quadrants was analyzed via OCT, whereas LC thickness and depth were measured by enhanced depth imaging OCT. RESULTS: The mean age and sex distributions did not differ significantly across the groups (p = 0.460 and p = 0.941). The RNFL thickness was significantly lower in Group I (average and superotemporal, superonasal, and inferotemporal quadrants) and Group II (average and superotemporal and superonasal quadrants) when compared with Group III. Disease duration was significantly correlated with RNFL thickness on average and in all quadrants except in the superonasal quadrant in Groups I and II. Patients in Groups I and II had significantly thinner LC thicknesses and deeper LC depth than healthy participants in Group III. CONCLUSIONS: The LC and RNFL thicknesses were thinner and the LC depth was deeper in migraine patients with or without aura than in healthy individuals, and disease duration correlated significantly with RNFL thickness. Both results suggest that migraine patients are at risk of developing glaucoma.

Department of Ophthalmology, The Kayseri City Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey.

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9.4.15 Glaucoma in relation to systemic disease (Part of: 9 Clinical forms of glaucomas > 9.4 Glaucomas associated with other ocular and systemic disorders)
2.14 Optic disc (Part of: 2 Anatomical structures in glaucoma)
2.3 Sclera (Part of: 2 Anatomical structures in glaucoma)

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