Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 655-659

Choroidal change assessment with enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography in myopic choroidal neovascularization


Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Menoufia, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Hend AM Elabshihy
Alghrbia
Egypt
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/mmj.mmj_604_17

Rights and Permissions

Objectives The aim was to evaluate the importance of choroidal changes as measured by enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography (OCT) in patient with myopic choroidal neovascularization (mCNV) and to assess the correlation between choroidal thickness (CT) and other parameters such as age, sex, refraction, and staphyloma. Background High myopia is associated with profound changes in the choroid, which are important in the pathogenesis of many important visually significant abnormalities such as choroidal atrophy, CNV, and lattice degeneration. Therefore, it is called pathologic myopia. Patients and methods This prospective study was conducted from June 2016 to January 2017. Two groups of eyes were included: mCNV eyes (31 eyes) and eyes without CNV (19 eyes). CT was measured using the spectralis spectral domain OCT (specralis software version 4.0) in the Ophthalmology Department of the Menoufia University Hospital. Results It was found that CT was significantly decreased in the mCNV eyes compared with normal eyes, as the mean subfoveal CT in eyes with CNV was 103.10 ± 41.09. The mean subfoveal CT in eyes without CNV was 193.28 ± 17.38 (P < 0.001). Conclusion The ability of enhanced depth imaging OCT to visualize the ocular structure provides a more in-depth understanding of the various ocular pathologies. We found that in patients, CT decreased with the presence of mCNV, as compared with controls.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed171    
    Printed6    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded11    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal