Journal article

Relationships of retinal vessel diameters with optic disc, macular and retinal nerve fiber layer parameters in 6-year-old children

Ning Cheung, Son Huynh, Jie J Wang, Bronwen Taylor, FM Amirul Islam, Seang M Saw, Tien Y Wong, Paul Mitchell

INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE | ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC | Published : 2008

Abstract

PURPOSE: To describe the normal anatomic relationships of retinal vessel diameters with optic disc, macula, and retinal nerve fiber layer parameters in young children. METHODS: This was a population-based, cross-sectional study of 1204 healthy children 6 years of age who were participating in the Sydney Childhood Eye Study. Retinal arteriolar and venular diameters were measured from fundus photographs using standardized computer-based methods. Optical coherence tomography was performed to obtain measurements of the optic disc, macula, and retinal nerve fiber layer parameters. RESULTS: In multivariate analyses, each standard deviation (SD) decrease in optic disc area was associated with a 0.1..

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