Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
versión impresa ISSN 0365-6691
BAQUERO ARANDA, IM; MORILLO SANCHEZ, MJ y GARCIA CAMPOS, JM. Use of Optical Coherence Tomography to study variations of normal parameters with age. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol [online]. 2005, vol.80, n.4, pp.225-231. ISSN 0365-6691.
Purpose: To determine by Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) the variation of a variety of measurable parameters (macular thickness, retinal parapapillary fiber layer thickness and optic disc morphology) with age. Method: We carried out OCT in 40 normal subjects (80 eyes) aged between 20 and 60 years, divided into 4 groups according to the age decades. Results: Statistically significant differences were found in the macular thickness in the comparative study groups but the differences varied according to the sector assessed; the superior outer sector (p=0.00), temporal outer sector (p=0.01), temporal inner sector (p=0.04), nasal inner sector (p=0.03) and inferior inner sector (p=0.00). In the study of retinal parapapillary fiber layer thickness, statistically significant differences were found between groups in the inferior sector only (p=0.04). No statistically significant differences were found between groups in the study of optic disc morphology. Conclusions: Both the macular thickness and the nerve fiber layer in the inferior sector decrease with age. These differences in thickness are statistically significant between the extremes of age decades.
Palabras clave : Optical Coherence Tomography; age; macular thickness; retinal fiber layer thickness.