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International Journal of Medical Ophthalmology

2020, Vol. 2 Issue 2, Part B
Evaluation of macular and retinal nerve fibre layer thickness in unilateral amblyopic patients by using optical coherence tomography
Author(s): Dr. Ranjot Kour, Dr. PS Rastogi, Dr. Gopesh Mehrotra and Dr. Ashish Chander
Abstract:
Aim: To evaluate the macular and the retinal nerve fiber layer thickness in patients with unilateral amblyopia.
Design: Prospective observational study.
Material and Methods: 188 eyes of 94 patients with unilateral amblyopia diagnosed by difference of at least two lines between the normal and amblyopic eye on Snellen visual acuity charts was included.
Statistical analysis: Unpaired sample t-test.
Results: Majority of the cases was seen in age group 21-30 years with male preponderance. The average macular thickness was 271.4µm for normal eye versus 278.0µm for amblyopic eye, values by unpaired t-test was t-value=3.169, p=0.002<0.01 which shows highly statistical significant difference of macular thickness. But no statistical significance seen in retinal nerve fibre layer thickness.
Conclusion: Average macular thickness varies in amblyopic eyes is an important concept for future studies. However Retinal Nerve Fibre Layer thickness does not show corresponding outcomes with amblyopia and actually being thinner in amblyopes.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Ranjot Kour, Dr. PS Rastogi, Dr. Gopesh Mehrotra, Dr. Ashish Chander. Evaluation of macular and retinal nerve fibre layer thickness in unilateral amblyopic patients by using optical coherence tomography. Int J Med Ophthalmol 2020;2(2):87-90. DOI: 10.33545/26638266.2020.v2.i2b.47
International Journal of Medical Ophthalmology