1. Choroidal thickness changes in non-treated eyes of patients with diabetes: swept-source optical coherence tomography study

    Choroidal thickness changes in non-treated eyes of patients with diabetes: swept-source optical coherence tomography study

    Aims To measure choroidal thickness (CT) in diabetic eyes and its correlation with metabolic status and the severity of diabetic retinopathy (DR). Materials and methods Prospective cross-sectional study using swept-source optical coherence tomography. CT maps of 96 treatment naïve eyes of 48 patients with diabetes were compared to 46 eyes of 23 healthy controls. CT changes and their relation to diabetes, age, gender, disease duration, hypertension (HT), hemoglobin A1c level, type and severity of DR were evaluated. Results A significantly thinner choroid was measured in patients with diabetes compared to controls ( p  < 0.009). In the diabetic group age ...

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