1. Retinal Vascular Density on Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography and Age-related Central and Peripheral Hearing Loss in a Southern Italian Older Population

    Retinal Vascular Density on Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography and Age-related Central and Peripheral Hearing Loss in a Southern Italian Older Population

    Background Age-related hearing loss (ARHL) and retinal vessel changes have both been associated to neurodegeneration/dementia, suggesting a possible link between these two conditions in older age. We aimed to determine whether superficial and deep vascular density (SVD and DVD) of the capillary plexi of macular vasculature can be associated with peripheral ARHL and age-related central auditory central processing (CAPD). Methods We analyzed data on 886 older participants (65 years+, age range:65-92 years) in the cross-sectional population-based Salus in Apulia Study. Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) was used to measure SVD and DVD of the capillary plexi of the ...

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