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Marissa Lizeth Fernandez, Humberto Cavazos, Jesus Mohamed, Martin Fernández; Peripapilary Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness in Mexican Children. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2016;57(12):1544.
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To study the distribution of retinal nerve fiber layer thickness (RNFL) in eyes of healthy Mexican children using optical coherence tomography.
The data were obtained from 219 children with no ocular pathology between 3 and 17 years old (117 feminine and 102 masculine). Each child was scanned for peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer thickness analysis using Stratus OCT (OCT-3; Carl Zeiss Meditec ®).
The average peripapillary RNFL thickness was 104.67± 12.33 µm; with the following distribution inferior 138.44 ± 19.73 μm, superior 128.79 ± 21.01 μm, nasal 82.87 ± 21.63 μm and temporal 67.99 ± 13.76 μm. RNFL thickness in girls was statistically grater than boys in the temporal area (P=0.034) and in the 11 and 12 meridians (P=0.018, P=0.027). RNFL thicnkess was marginally grater in meridians 1 and 2 in left eyes (P=0.003, P=0.010). RNFL thickness was grater in meridians 11 and 12 in right eyes (P=0.003, P=0.013).
RNFL thickness varied with gender and between right and left eyes. This study may be helpful for diagnosis and follow up of optic nerve pathologies in pediatric patients.
This is an abstract that was submitted for the 2016 ARVO Annual Meeting, held in Seattle, Wash., May 1-5, 2016.
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