1. CHOROIDAL STRUCTURAL CHANGES AND VASCULARITY INDEX IN STARGARDT DISEASE ON SWEPT SOURCE OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY

    CHOROIDAL STRUCTURAL CHANGES AND VASCULARITY INDEX IN STARGARDT DISEASE ON SWEPT SOURCE OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY

    Purpose: To evaluate structural changes in the choroid of patients with Stargardt disease using swept source optical coherence tomography scans. Methods: A retrospective comparison cohort study was conducted on 39 patients with Stargardt disease, and on 25 age and gender matched-healthy controls. Subfoveal choroidal thickness (SFCT) was computed from the swept source optical coherence tomography machine, and the scans were binarized into luminal area and stromal areas, which were then used to derive choroidal vascularity index (CVI). Choroidal vascularity index and SFCT were analyzed independently using linear mixed effects model. Results: There was no significant difference in SFCT between the ...

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