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IP International Journal of Ocular Oncology and Oculoplasty

Comparative study of retinal macular thickness changes in unilateral amblyopia with normal eye, using optical coherence tomography (OCT)

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Author Details: Hitesh Vyas

Volume : 4

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2581-5016

Print ISSN : 2581-5024

Article First Page : 47

Article End Page : 49


Aim: To study the OCT images of macula in amblyopic eyes.
Materials and Methods: Patients attending eye department of our institution were selected. Unilateral amblyopia patients were completely evaluated. Patients were subjected to OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) Spectral Domain ‘CirrusTM’ HD-OCT (Carl Zeiss Meditec. Inc. Dublin, CA, USA) for both eyes. 30 patients with unilateral amblyopia (other eye normal) and 60 eyes were studied with OCT of macular, foveal region, and all data was analyzed with ‘Excel’ sheets.
Results: 21 were males, 9 female. Types of Amblyopia included 10-myopia, 8-astigmatism, 9-hypermetropia, 3-strabismus. Mean Macular Thickness (MMT) in amblyopic eye was 286 µm and Normal eye – 284 µm. Mean Foveal Thickness (MFT) in amblyopic eye was 254 µm and normal eye – 242 µm.
Conclusions: OCT examination shows increased macular thickness compared to normal eye. Cause of increased macular thickness is not known. But if ‘thickness modifier’ is found out then it may be possible to ‘treat’ amblyopia in future.

Keywords: Amblyopia, Low Vision, Macular thickness, OCT.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2455-8478.2018.0013