May 2008
Volume 49, Issue 13
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   May 2008
OCT Findings in RP Patients
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • S. Lupo
    Ophthalmology, University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • P. L. Grenga
    Ophthalmology, University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • S. Salvatore
    Ophthalmology, University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • R. Cannata
    Ophthalmology, University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • E. M. Vingolo
    Ophthalmology, University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships  S. Lupo, None; P.L. Grenga, None; S. Salvatore, None; R. Cannata, None; E.M. Vingolo, None.
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2008, Vol.49, 2190. doi:
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      S. Lupo, P. L. Grenga, S. Salvatore, R. Cannata, E. M. Vingolo; OCT Findings in RP Patients. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2008;49(13):2190.

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Purpose: : to evalue the incidence of cystoid macular edema (CME), vitreoretinal traction and retinal thinning in RP patients.

Methods: : our cohort of study comprehend 90 consecutive patients, 180 eyes, mean age 47±14.8, affected by RP followed in our department for more than three years. All the patients were submitted to a complete ophthalmological examination (BCVA measured on a Snellen chart, biomicroscopy, applanation tonometry, lens status evaluation, ophthalmoscopic fundus examination), OCT, Elettroretinogram (ERG) and Visual Evoked Potential (VEP). OCT measurements (Stratus OCT; Carl Zeiss Meditec GmbH, Oberchen, Germany) of the central macular thickness were made with fast macular thickness protocol. The results of the OCT scanning were analyzed with a standardized method according to Chan et al.

Results: : In our study 54 eyes, mean BCVA 0.9±0.1, mean foveal thickness 197.7±9.9, did not present macular abnormalities. Sixty eyes present CME, with a mean visual acuity of 0.7±0.2 and mean foveal thickness of 287.3±64.3µ. We found the most significant visual impairment in the last two groups. In fact, 24 eyes affected by vitreoretinal traction, showed a mean BCVA of 0.30±0.4 and a mean foveal thickness of 235.5±69.4 µ; 42 eyes present retinal thinning with a mean BCVA of 0.3±0.3 and mean foveal thickness of 126.1±28.4µ. We had further observed retinal thinning (mean age 52.1±13.6 years) and vitreoretinal traction (mean age 50.8±8.7 years) in older patients. No macular abnormalities and CME were found in patients with a mean age of 31.4±8.7 years and 43.1±17.4 years respectively.

Keywords: retinitis • retina • imaging methods (CT, FA, ICG, MRI, OCT, RTA, SLO, ultrasound) 

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