Systemic and intraocular factors related to retinal thicknesses variations in patients with Parkinson's disease

Lorenzo Ferro Desideri, Fabio Barra, Simone Ferrero

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Abstract

Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by a neurodegenerative process, which has been previously reported to involve some retinal layers, in particular the peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) and macular ganglion cell complex (mGCC). When measuring pRNFL and mGCC by Optical Coherence Tomography in PD patients, it should not be neglected the role of possible both sistemic and intraocular factors, which have been proven to modify intraretinal thicknesses measurements. Nonetheless, also dopaminergic drugs administration could represent another important confounding factor, given their neuroprotective effect exerted on retina.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)234-235
Number of pages2
JournalParkinsonism and Related Disorders
Volume61
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2019

Keywords

  • OCT
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Retina
  • Retinal nerve fiber layer
  • SD-OCT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Clinical Neurology

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