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Katja Goebel, Carl Erb; Optic Nerve Head Analysis Of Patients With Arterial Hypertension In Comparison With Normal Controls With The Hrt Iii. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2011;52(14):3005.
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Aim of the study was to investigate the HRT III parameters on patients with systemic hypertension in comparison to healthy subjects.
All patients and controls underwent ophthalmologic examinations (visual acuity, refraction, slit lamp and fundus examination, intraocular pressure) and were examined with the HRT III (Heidelberg Engineering, Germany). The statistical analysis took place with the Wilcoxon - test (side comparison) and Mann- Whitney- U- test (group comparison).
Twentyone patients with systemic hypertension (m : f=9 : 12, average age 54.1 ± 4.7 years) were included into the study and compared with 21 age-corresponding healthy controls (m : f=3 : 18, average age 49.6 ± 5.4). The ophthalmological examinations in all patients and controls showed no statistical differences. Also no significant differences were found in the parameters (disc area, cup area, rim area, cup/disc area ratio, rim/disc area ratio, mean cup depth, RNFS-thickness) of the HRT III examinations between both groups.
In patients with systemic hypertension we found no influence of the parameters at the HRT III examination.
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