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Macula capillary perfusion evaluation with spectral domain OCT and its correlation to HbA1C levels and clinical duration of diabetes mellitus

Poster Details

First Author: E.Tsichlis GREECE

Co Author(s):    K. Karabatsas, MD   A. Kanellopoulos                 

Abstract Details

Purpose:

Comparative non-invasive evaluation of macula blood flow changes in diabetes mellitus.

Setting:

LaserVision.gr Clinical and Research Eye Institute, Athens, Greece.

Methods:

We evaluated 95 consecutive patients with known diabetes mellitus. Both eyes of each case were imaged with the angioflow software of the Avanti spectral domain OCT (Optovue, USA). Correlation of the capillary macula plexus was made in regard to the years of clinical diagnosis and HbA1C levels.

Results:

6 of the 95 cases showed significant macula capillary angioflow changes that correlated closely with HbA1C levels over 8% and over 5 years of clinical diagnosis. There was one case with uneven contralateral eye findings

Conclusions:

Vascular macula flow pathology was evident in routine evaluation of diabetics with this non-invasive vascular flow study. These data may caution clinicians οn the prognosis of diabetic retinopathy.

Financial Disclosure:

One or more of the authors travel has been funded, fully or partially, by a company producing, developing or supplying the product or procedure presented

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