1. Effects of Age, Sex, and Axial Length on the Three-Dimensional Profile of Normal Macular Layer Structures

    Effects of Age, Sex, and Axial Length on the Three-Dimensional Profile of Normal Macular Layer Structures
    Purpose. To identify sex-related differences and age-related changes in individual retinal layer thicknesses in a population of healthy eyes across the lifespan, using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). Methods. In seven institutes in Japan, mean thicknesses of the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL), ganglion cell layer (GCL), inner plexiform layer (IPL), inner nuclear layer (INL), outer plexiform layer (OPL), outer nuclear layer (ONL), photoreceptor inner segment (IS), and photoreceptor outer segment (OS) were measured using SD-OCT with a new automated segmentation protocol in 256 healthy subjects. Results. Interoperator coefficients of variability for measurements of each layer ranged from 0 ...
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