1. Symmetry of Retinal Parameters Measured by Spectral-domain OCT in Normal Young Adults

    Symmetry of Retinal Parameters Measured by Spectral-domain OCT in Normal Young Adults

    Purpose: To determine interocular differences in retinal parameters in a population of young adults using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography. Methods: In the Sydney Adolescent Vascular Eye Study, young adults aged 16 to 19 years received a standardized eye examination encompassing retinal photography, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (Cirrus HD-OCT; Carl Zeiss Meditec, Dublin, CA) and best-corrected visual acuity. Interocular differences in retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) and macular parameters together with sex and ethnic variations for these differences were determined. Results: In the 1500 subjects tested, right eyes had thicker average RNFL than left eyes (0.3 [mu]m, P=0 ...

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