Session Title: Vascular Diseases and Diabetic Retinopathy I
Session Date/Time: Thursday 11/09/2014 | 08:00-10:00
Paper Time: 09:52
Venue: Boulevard C
First Author: : L.Pierro ITALY
Co Author(s): : C. La Spina C. Del Turco M. Gagliardi G. Casalino M. Battaglia Parodi F. Bandello
To investigate the retinal Ganglion cells Complex (GCC) and the Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer (RNFL) thickness in different stages of DR, by SDOCT.
A retinal neurodegenerative involvement has been highlighted in diabetes
Five age-matched groups of patients (20 type I without DR,15 type II without DR,15 type II with non-proliferative DR, 10 type II with non-proliferative DR and macular edema (ME) , 9 type II with proliferative DR and ME) were compared. 30 healthy subjects were the control group.
Mean GCC thicknesses were respectively: 97.03±12.60µm, 94.97±8.09µm, 100.6±21.96µm, 147.7±29.48µm, 125.9±41.46µm. The two groups with ME demonstrated GCC thicker than the others (p<0.001). No significant differences between groups regarding RNFL (p=0.24) were found.
DR macular edema is associated with a thickening of GCC. Moreover, such a modification does not involve RNFL.