1. Racial variation in optic nerve head parameters quantified in healthy newborns by handheld spectral domain optical coherence tomography

    Racial variation in optic nerve head parameters quantified in healthy newborns by handheld spectral domain optical coherence tomography

    Purpose To characterize optic nerve head (ONH) morphology and parameters, including vertical disk diameter, vertical cup diameter, and vertical cup/disk ratio in healthy, full-term newborns using a handheld spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) device. Methods In this prospective observational case series, healthy white, black, and Hispanic full-term newborns delivered at the Duke Birthing Center between August 2010 and May 2011 underwent dilated fundus examination and SD-OCT imaging of the optic nerve in each eye. OCT parameters were calculated and compared for each group of infants. Results A total of 58 consecutive newborns of white (n = 22), black (n ...

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