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Spectral-domain OCT peripapillary retinal nerve fibre layer thickness measurements in patients with stargardt disease
  1. Mohamed A Genead,
  2. Gerald A Fishman,
  3. Anastasios Anastasakis
  1. Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Gerald A Fishman, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (MC 648), Room 3.85, Eye and Ear Infirmary, 1855W Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60612-7234, USA; gerafish{at}uic.edu

Abstract

Aims To evaluate the presence of peripapillary retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) defects in patients with Stargardt disease by using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT).

Methods Fifty-two eyes of 27 patients with Stargardt disease underwent peripapillary RNFL thickness measurements using SD-OCT.

Results Twenty-seven patients with Stargardt disease were enrolled. Their mean (±SD) age was 38.3 (14.7) years. Fourteen patients (51.9%) showed a thinning of the peripapillary RNFL in one or more quadrants in at least one eye, and four patients (14.8%) in both eyes. Five patients (18.5%) showed a thickening of the peripapillary RNFL in at least one eye, and four patients (14.8%) in both eyes.

Conclusion This study demonstrated the presence of defects in the peripapillary RNFL thickness in patients with Stargardt disease by using SD-OCT. It would be clinically prudent that Stargardt patients considered for various treatment options be considered for RNFL thickness measurements.

  • Stargardt disease
  • peripapillary retinal nerve fibre layer
  • Spectral-domain OCT
  • retina
  • dystrophy
  • imaging

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Footnotes

  • Funding Supported by funds from the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Owings Mills, Maryland; Grant Healthcare Foundation, Lake Forest, Illinois; NIH core grant EYO1792; and an unrestricted departmental grant from Research to Prevent Blindness.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval Ethics approval was provided by an institutional review board at the University of Illinois and the University of Illinois ethics committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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