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L. A. Ramirez-Ponce, E. M. Lopez-Star, F. Martinez-Castro, T. Valdez-Gonzalez; "Evaluation of the Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer by Optical Coherence Tomography in Patients With the Human Immunodeficiency Virus". Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2007;48(13):343.
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To assess the retinal nerve fiber layer thickness by optical coherence tomography in patients with human immunodeficiency virus.
: Is a prospective, comparative, longitudinal, observational study, 43 eyes were included (22 patients), measuring the retinal nerve fiber layer by optical coherence tomography. There were formed 2 groups: Group A (29 eyes) included seropositive patients without infectious retinitis and CD4 counts up to 100, and control Group B (14 eyes) with healthy patients.
The mean thicknesses of the retinal nerve fiber layer was of 94.13 ± 13.79 µm in the Group A, and of 101.42 ± 10.93 µm in the Group B, statistically significant. By area, we found a thinning in the temporal quadrant in the group A.
There is a significant decrease of the total retinal nerve fiber layer thickness in the seropositive patients without infectious retinitis, mainly in the temporal quadrant with regard to the normal population.
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