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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 141-145

Detection of early glaucomatous damage in pseudo exfoliation syndrome by assessment of retinal nerve fiber layer thickness


Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, kasr el Aini Hospital, Cairo University

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Maha M Mohamed
Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, kasr el Aini Hospital, Cairo University

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-9233.56228

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Purpose : To detect early glaucomatous changes in pseudo exfoliative patients with normal intraocular pressure (IOP), visual field and optic nerve head appearance; by measuring retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness using optical coherence tomography (OCT). Design : A prospective observational case-control study. Participants : Twenty non-glaucomatous (normal IOP, fundus and visual field) pseudo exfoliative patients and 20 age matched healthy control subjects. Materials and Methods : The RNFL thickness (global and four quadrants) was assessed using combined imaging system OTI (OCT/SLO) and compared with age matched normal control subjects. Results : The RNFL in patients with pseudo exfoliation syndrome (PXS) was significantly thinner in all quadrants except the nasal quadrant compared to the control group (p less than 0.05). Conclusion : Measurement of RNFL thickness by OCT is useful in detecting early RNFL damage which in turn provides clinically relevant information in detecting early glaucomatous changes in pseudo exfoliative patients.


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