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Macular changes with optic coherence tomography (OCT) in patients with Alport syndrome

Session Details

Session Title: Imaging II

Session Date/Time: Sunday 29/09/2013 | 08:00-10:00

Paper Time: 09:12

Venue: Hall G1 (Level 2)

First Author: G.Yilmaz TURKEY

Co Author(s):    G. Gokgoz   E. Yaman Pinarci   S. Akca Bayar   A. Cetinkaya     

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To evaluate the macular changes with optic coherence tomography (OCT) in patients with Alport Syndrome.

Setting:

Baskent University, School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology

Methods:

20 eyes of 10 patients with the diagnosis of Alport Syndrome, and 20 eyes of healthy patients who were recruited in this cross-sectional and comparative study. After a complete ocular examination, macula was evaluated in nine retinal sections by SD-OCT.

Results:

The mean foveal, temporal and nasal thickness of the Alport retinas were 239±37µ, 259±20µ, and 322±36µ respectively. In the control group these measurements were 252±22µ, 314±14µ, and 325±12µ, consecutively. Decreased temporal thickness of the retina was statisticaly significant (p:0.006). The thinning of the whole retina was principally due to thinning of the ILM/nerve fiber layer and inner nuclear layer.

Conclusions:

Retinal thinning in the temporal area with SD-OCT imaging in Alport syndrome may be a characteristic finding.

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