Correlation of microvascular structures on optical coherence tomography angiography with visual acuity in retinal vein occlusion

Purpose: To analyze the correlation of superficial and deep capillary plexuses using optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography with visual acuity in eyes with retinal vein occlusion (RVO). Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 33 patients with retinal vein occlusion (RVO; branch retinal vein occlusion in 21 patients, central retinal vein occlusion in 12 patients) and included 33 healthy subjects as a control group, who were evaluated by OCT angiography. The OCT angiography was performed on a 3 mm × 3-mm region centered on the fovea and parafoveal area. The foveal avascular zone (FAZ), and foveal and parafoveal vascular density (VD) in superficial and deep vascular plexuses were analyzed using OCT angiography. Results: The area of superficial and deep FAZ in eyes with RVO were larger than those in fellow eyes and control eyes (P = 0.034, P = 0.018). The superficial and deep parafoveal VDs in eyes with RVO were significantly lower than those in fellow eyes and control eyes (P = 0.001, P
Source: RETINA - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Study Source Type: research

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