Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
versión impresa ISSN 0004-2749
GOMES, Alexandre Henrique et al. Optic coherence tomography in a patient with diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis. Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. [online]. 2009, vol.72, n.2, pp. 185-188. ISSN 0004-2749. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-27492009000200010.
PURPOSE: To measure retinal nervous fiber layer (RNFL) thickness using OCT3 (Carl-Zeiss) in patients with diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis (DUSN) with or without live worm and correlate it with visual acuity. METHODS: RNFL thickness, using RNFL thickness 3.4 program and best corrected visual acuity were measured in patients with DUSN between January 2005 and December 2006. RESULTS: Thirty-eight patients, aged 9 - 42 years were selected, of whom 20 had live worm. Mean RNFL was 71.55 ± 27.26 in the DUSN eye and 103.07 ± 20.66 in the contralateral eye (p<0.001). Pearson's correlation between visual acuity and RNFL was r= -0.522 (p<0.001) in the DUSN eye and r= -0.097 (p=0.509) in the contralateral eye. CONCLUSION: RNFL thickness in DUSN patients is directly proportional to visual acuity. Further research is needed to reinforce the correlation between visual acuity and thickness of the nerve fibers in patients with DUSN to follow them after the treatment.
Palabras llave : Tomography; optical coherence; Optic nerve diseases; Nerve fibers [pathology]; Optic neuritis [pathology]; Retinitis [pathology]; Eye infections, parasitic [pathology]; Diagnostic techniques, ophthalmological.