london euretina

This meeting has been awarded 20 CME credits

Security Notice

Please note that Kuoni are our only destination management company. Other venders indicating that are operating for the society should be ignored. We never use western union as a payment portal

Choroidal thickness changes during growth- a cross-sectional study in participants aged between 4-23 years

Session Details

Session Title: Imaging II

Session Date/Time: Friday 12/09/2014 | 16:30-18:00

Paper Time: 16:30

Venue: Boulevard C

First Author: : C.Kucukerdonmez TURKEY

Co Author(s): :    M.O. Zengin   S. Yılmaz   E. Cinar        

Abstract Details


To evaluate the choroidal thickness (CT) changes and its relation with axial length and ocular biometric parameters in individuals aged between 4-23 years.


Cross-sectional study including 160 participiants (80 female, 80 male, aged between 4-23 years) who underwent routine ophthalmologic examination at Izmir University Medicalpark Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology.


Choroidal thickness was assessed using spectral-domain OCT device (3D OCT 2000, Topcon, Japan) OCT device. The measurements were taken at the same time (10-12 am) to avoid diurnal fluctuation. Ocular axial length and anterior segment parameters were measured using optical biometry (Lenstar LS900 ;Haag-Streit AG, Koeniz, Switzerland). Patients were classified into five groups according to their ages as; group 1 (4-7 years), group 2 (8-11 years), group 3 (12-15 years), group 4 (16-19 years), group 5 (20-23 years).


The average subfoveal CT was 308.1 ± 47.6 µm, ranging from 206 to 410 µm. The mean CT of the Group 1 to 5 were measured as 306.8 ± 42.0 µm, 297.8 ± 48.1 µm, 283.2 ± 38.9 µm, 326.9 ± 57.4 µm and 325.8 ± 35.9 µm, respectively. The mean choroidal thickness of the group 3 was thinnest amongst all groups. The mean choroidal thickness of the group 3 was significantly thinner than the group 4 and 5 (P < 0.05 for two groups), however there was no statistical significance compared with the group 1 (P = 0.227) and group 2 (P = 0.693).


Choroidal thickness at the early childhood showed a decrease until ages 12-15 years, and afterwards it increased until the end of evaluation period (20-23 years). This biphasic pattern was inversely related with the axial length (AL), but there was no significant relationship with the anterior segment parameters.

Back to previous
EURETINA, Temple House, Temple Road, Blackrock, Co Dublin. | Phone: 00353 1 2100092 | Fax: 00353 1 2091112 | Email:

Privacy policyHotel Terms and Conditions Cancellation policy