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Optic Nerve Head Parameters in Saudi Male Young Adults Using Swept-source Optical Coherence Tomography

Naveen K Challa

Keywords : Cup to disk ratio, Optic nerve head parameters, Retinal nerve fiber layer thickness, Swept-source optical coherence tomography

Citation Information : Challa NK. Optic Nerve Head Parameters in Saudi Male Young Adults Using Swept-source Optical Coherence Tomography. J Curr Glaucoma Pract 2023; 17 (2):58-62.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10078-1405

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 11-07-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Purpose: To assess the optic nerve head (ONH) parameters in normal male Saudi eyes using swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT). Materials and methods: The study included 86 healthy men with a mean age of 23.6 ± 4.82 years. The metrics collected using SS-OCT from each individual was disk area (DA), rim area (RA), cup volume (CV), linear cup–disk ratio (LCDR), vertical cup–disk ratio (VCDR), and total retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness, superior RNFL thickness, and inferior RNFL thickness. All the metrics were correlated with the DA. The right eye data were used for the correlation analysis. Results: The mean DA in OD was 1.78 mm2 (range 1.09–2.70 mm2). The mean RA was 1.28 mm2 (range 0.72–2.47 mm2). The DA showed a significant positive correlation (p < 0.05) with RA, cup area (CA), CV, VCDR, LCDR, and total RNFL thickness. Conclusion: For the first time, using sweeping source OCT (DRI OCT Triton, Topcon Corporation), a normative database of ONH parameters was made accessible to the Saudi male population. While assessing the optic disk for progressive optic neuropathies like glaucoma, disk size should be taken into consideration since the optic DA affects ONH topography, especially in Saudi eyes.

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