May 2003
Volume 44, Issue 13
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   May 2003
Short-Wavelength Automated Perimetry (SWAP) and Retrobulbar Hemodynamics in Age-Related Maculopathy
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • A. Weber
    RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany
  • A. Remky
    RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany
  • A. Cordes
    RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany
  • O. Arend
    RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships  A. Weber, None; A. Remky, None; A. Cordes, None; O. Arend, None.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2003, Vol.44, 5016. doi:
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      A. Weber, A. Remky, A. Cordes, O. Arend; Short-Wavelength Automated Perimetry (SWAP) and Retrobulbar Hemodynamics in Age-Related Maculopathy . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2003;44(13):5016.

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Abstract: : Purpose: To investigate the correlation between visual function assessed by short-wavelength automated perimetry and retrobulbar flow velocities assessed with Color Doppler Imaging (CDI) in patients with age-related maculopathy (ARM). Methods: In a prospective study 37 patients with ARM (mean age: 74 ± 7 years, mean visual acuity: 0.67) were included. Short-wavelength automated perimetry was performed in the central 10°- field with a conventional perimeter (Humphrey field analyzer, prg. 10-2). In the ophthalmic artery (OA), nasal and temporal short ciliary arteries (PCA), and central retinal artery (CRA) flow velocities (peak systolic and end-diastolic velocities) and resistive indices were measured with Color Doppler Imaging (Siemens Sonoline Sienna). Results: The resistive index of the CRA was significantly correlated with the mean short-wavelength sensitivity (r = -0.42, p = 0.008). All other parameters were not correlated to mean sensitivity. Conclusions: Decreased short-wavelength sensitivity is known to be a functional risk factor for exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In this study we found a correlation of downstream resistance of the central artery and visual function already in ARM. These results suggest the possible impact of disturbed ocular microcirculation in the pathogenesis of AMD.

Keywords: age-related macular degeneration • blood supply • clinical (human) or epidemiologic studies: ris 

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