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Hanan Alshalan, Faisal Abdulaziz Almobarak; Choroidal Thickness in hypertensive Patients and Healthy Controls. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2015;56(7 ):1991.
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To investigate the effect of hypertension on macular choroidal thickness.
Cross-sectional study included 10 eyes of hypertensive patients and 10 eyes of healthy controls. No ocular abnormalities were detected. Eyes were examined using enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography.
The mean macular choroidal thickness was 253 ± 80 μm in hypertensive patients compared with 270 ± 87 μm in healthy controls with borderline significant difference (p=0.045)
Macula choroidal thickness was found to be significantly thinner in subjects with hypertension. Such diffrence must be taken into consideration whenever measuring choroidal thickness.
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