Diurnal variation in clinically significant diabetic macular edema measured by the Stratus OCT

Antonio Polito, Michele Del Borrello, Giovanni Polini, Francesca Furlan, Miriam Isola, Francesco Bandello

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To investigate diurnal variation in clinically significant macular edema (CSME) using the Stratus OCT (Carl Zeiss Meditec). METHODS: Fifteen eyes of 15 diabetic patients with CSME and 10 healthy subjects (controls) underwent four optical coherence tomography (OCT) measurements of macular thickness with the fast macular thickness mapping protocol of the Stratus OCT at 9 am, 12 pm, 3 pm, and 6 pm. Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study visual acuity and refraction data were also collected at each time. Retinal thickness measurements from each of the nine macular Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study areas of the retina map, visual acuity, and refraction were plotted over time. RESULTS: Mean retinal thickness remained unchanged in all retinal sectors over the course of the day for the controls and the 6 diabetic patients with a baseline foveal thickness of

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-20
Number of pages7
JournalRetina
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006

Keywords

  • Diabetic macular edema
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Optical coherence tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems

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