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Choroidal, retinal nerve fibre layer and macular thickness evaluation in patients undergoing hemodialysis and renal transplant recipients

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First Author: S.Kivanc TURKEY

Co Author(s):    B. Akova Budak   A. Oruc   A. Yildiz   A. Ersoy   A. Yucel                 

Abstract Details



Purpose:

To evaluate enhanced depth imaging (EDI) SD-OCT findings of patients with renal transplant and with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) undergoing haemodialysis (HD)

Setting:

Uludag University, Department of Ophthalmology, Department of Nephrology, Bursa, Turkey

Methods:

Right eyes of 16 renal transplant recipients, 14 ESRD patients undergoing HD and 15 control patients were included. Using SD-OCT, choroidal (CT), macular (CMT), RNFL thickness, macular volume (CMV) and retinal vessel diameters are measured.

Results:

The mean RNFL thickness was significantly lower in renal recipients and patients with ESRD (p=0.008). The CMV and CMT were found significantly higher in the control group (p=0.006; p=0.007 respectively). No significant difference was found in CT between the groups. The mean RNFL thickness and subfoveal CT were negatively correlated with duration of HD (r= - 0,463, p=0,034 and r= - 0,645, p=0,002 respectively).

Conclusions:

Chronic renal failure and duration of HD affect RNFL, CT and CMT in patients with renal transplants and undergoing HD

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