J Korean Ophthalmol Soc > Volume 58(2); 2017 > Article
Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 2017;58(2):165-170.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/jkos.2017.58.2.165    Published online February 15, 2017.
Comparison of Inner Retinal Thickness between the Fellow Eyes of Unilateral Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion and Normal Control.
Gyu Chul Chung, Dong Eun Lee, Chang Ki Yoon, Hyun Woong Kim, Jung Lim Kim
1Department of Ophthalmology, Busan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. pcheck@hanmail.net
2Therapeutics Center for Ocular Neovascular Disease, Busan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.
단안 망막분지정맥폐쇄 환자에서 반대눈과 대조군 눈의 망막내층의 두께 비교
정규철1,2⋅이동은1,2⋅윤창기1,2⋅김현웅1⋅김정림1,2
인제대학교 의과대학 부산백병원 안과학교실1, 인제대학교 의과대학 부산백병원 안신생혈관질환 치료기술개발센터2
Correspondence:  Jung Lim Kim,
Email: pcheck@hanmail.net
Received: 25 August 2016   • Revised: 3 November 2016   • Accepted: 18 January 2017
Abstract
PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to compare inner retinal thickness and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness between fellow eyes with unilateral branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) and normal control eyes. METHODS: Retrospective cross-sectional study including 59 patients diagnosed with unilateral BRVO and 51 control subjects. Using spectral domain optical coherence tomography, we investigated the average, 4 quadrant, and 12 clock-hour RNFL thicknesses and the average, minimum, superior, superonasal, superotemporal, inferior, inferonasal, and inferotemporal thicknesses of the ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GCIPL) layer. RESULTS: Patients with unilateral BRVO had a higher incidence of hypertension. In the fellow eyes of the unilateral BRVO patients, 7 and 11 o'clock RNFL thicknesses were significantly thinner than for the control eyes. There was no significant difference in the GCIPL thickness between the two groups CONCLUSIONS: The RNFL thickness of the fellow eyes of the unilateral BRVO patients showed significant decreases in the 7 and 11 o'clock sectors (p=0.005, 0.017, respectively), whereas there was no significant difference in the GCIPL thickness between the two groups. In the RNFL thickness analysis, the 7 and 11 o'clock sectors were found to be dominant locations of decreased RNFL thickness for the open angle glaucoma. Further, glaucomatous change should be carefully monitored in the fellow eyes of unilateral BRVO patients.
Key Words: Fellow eye;Ganglion cell layer thickness;Glaucoma;Retinal nerve fiber layer thickness;Unilateral retinal vein occlusion


ABOUT
BROWSE ARTICLES
EDITORIAL POLICY
FOR CONTRIBUTORS
Editorial Office
SKY 1004 Building #701
50-1 Jungnim-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 04508, Korea
Tel: +82-2-583-6520    Fax: +82-2-583-6521    E-mail: kos08@ophthalmology.org                

Copyright © 2022 by Korean Ophthalmological Society.

Developed in M2PI

Close layer
prev next