First Author: E.Eser TURKEY
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To investigate retinal changes with central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) using optical coherence tomography (OCT)
Abnormal morphologic features were evaluated from OCT images. Central macular thickness (CMT), inner and outer retinal thicknesses were measured. Only two patients were evaluated in our study.
Results of OCT examination of 2 patients with central retinal artery occlusion were studied. The patients age are 65 and 78 years. Patients were examined in acute stage of CRAO (1-2 days), 1, 3, 6 months after CRAO. The OCT examination was performed using Topcon and macular region analyzed using a standard scanning protocol Macula Thickness. Case 1: 65 years old male patient, CMT first day 363 μm, 1. Month :215 μm 3. Month: 170 μm 6.month: 165 μm Case 2: 78 years old female patient: CMT first day 355 μm, 1. Month :242 μm 3. Month: 193 μm 6.month: 181μm
This study demonstrates that the intracellular edema resulting from retinal artery occlusions observed on OCT as a thickening of the inner retinal layers in the acute stage. Macular OCT findings of late-stage CRAO include extensive inner retinal atrophy, loss of the normal foveal depression and significant thinning of the retina