Macular Thickness and Its relation with Age and Gender in Healthy Eyes Using Cirrus-HD Optical Coherence Tomography

Authors

  • Qasim Kadhum Farhood1 , Ahmed Ali Ibrahim2

Keywords:

Macular Thickness, Healthy Eyes, OCT

Abstract

Purpose of the Study: To provide a normative data for macular thickness in healthy Iraqi eyes using Zeiss

cirrus HD-OCT and to determine the effects of age and gender on their measurements.

Materials and Methods: Two hundred healthy adult volunteers (?20 years), four hundred eyes underwent

macular cube scanning using Zeiss cirrus-HD OCT. Macular thickness from all 9 regions of the Early

Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study map was documented for each subject. Variations in macular

thickness by age and gender were determined.

Results: The mean age of volunteers was 37±10.4 (range 21-67)years. The mean of central foveal thickness

was 254.6±17.3Mm, the mean macular thickness was 279.0 ± 10.7 Mm, and the macular volume was 10.0 ±

0.4 mm3.Females were found to have a significantly thinner macula (P< 0.001) than males in all 9 ETDRS

regions except outer inferior quadrant. Central foveal thickness was found to have very weak correlation

with age which was not statistically significant. All other macular regions, mean macular thickness and

volume showed statistically significant nonlinear reduction with age(p value<0.001).

Author Biography

Qasim Kadhum Farhood1 , Ahmed Ali Ibrahim2

1 M.B.Ch.B., F.I.C.M.S (ophth.), Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Babylon University, Iraq,

2M.B.Ch.B, Department of Ophthalmology, Al-Sadder Teaching Hospital, Babylon University, Iraq

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Qasim Kadhum Farhood1 , Ahmed Ali Ibrahim2. (2020). Macular Thickness and Its relation with Age and Gender in Healthy Eyes Using Cirrus-HD Optical Coherence Tomography. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 1593-1599. Retrieved from http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijfmt/article/view/10641