1. Retinal and Optic Disc Findings in Adolescence: A Population-Based OCT Study

    PURPOSE. To examine the distribution of macular and peripapillary nerve fiber layer (NFL) thickness and optic disc parameters in early-adolescence Australian children and to compare these with previously reported findings in younger children. METHODS. The Sydney Childhood Eye Study is a population-based cross-sectional survey of children’s eye health. During 2004 and 2005, 2367 (75.3%) of 3144 eligible year 7 students from a random cluster sample of 21 secondary schools in Sydney, Australia, were examined. The comprehensive eye examination included measurement of macular and NFL thickness and optic disc parameters by optical coherence tomography (StratusOCT; Carl Zeiss Meditec, Dublin ...

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