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Kazunori Tamaki, Itaru Kimura, Yutaka Imamura, Satoshi Watanabe, Yugo Nakazawa, Akira Murakami; Evaluation of the Macular Choroidal Thickness in Highly Myopic Glaucoma Patients. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2012;53(14):720.
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To measure the macular choroidal thickness of highly myopic glaucoma by optical coherence tomography(OCT) and to compere with highly myopic glaucoma classify into stage of glaucoma.
88 eyes classify into stage of glaucoma using Aulhorn classification Greve changing method. Macular choroidal thickness measured by Cirrus HD-OCT(Carl Zeiss Meditec),compere stage0 and stage0-1(26 eyes)with stage1~stage6(62 eyes),and correlate with the MD score of Humphrey SITA standerd(30-2).
Mean macular choroidal thickness in the stage1~stage6 groups was significantly thinner in the stage0 and stage0-1 groups. (127.8±58.8μm VS 170.7±62.45μm P=0.0082). There was significantly difference between MD score and macular choroidal thickness. (r=0.229,p=0.0391)
Degree of glaucoma damage in highly myopic glaucoma patients was associated with macular choroidal thickness. Macular choroidal thickness is somehow related with disease state of glaucoma.
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