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Evaluation of visual field parameters in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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PMID:  22489568     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Purpose:  To evaluate the effects of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on retina and optic nerve. Methods:  Thirty-eight patients with COPD and 29 healthy controls, totally 67 subjects, were included in the study. Visual evoked potentials (VEP) and visual field assessment (both standard achromatic perimetry (SAP) and short-wavelength automated perimetry (SWAP)) were performed on each subject after ophthalmological, neurological and pulmonary examinations. Results:  Mean deviation (MD), pattern standard deviation (PSD) and corrected pattern standard deviation (CPSD) were significantly different between patient and control groups as for both SAP and SWAP measurements (p = 0.001, 0.019, 0.009 and p = 0.004,0.019, 0.031, respectively). Short-term fluctuation (SF) was not statistically different between the study and the control groups (p = 0.874 and 0.694, respectively). VEP P100 latencies were significantly different between patients with COPD and the controls (p = 0.019). Conclusion:  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a systemic disease, and hypoxia in COPD seems to affect the retina and the optic nerve.
Authors:
Helin Deniz Demir; Handan Inönü; Semiha Kurt; Sibel Doruk; Erdinc Aydın; Ilker Etikan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta ophthalmologica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1755-3768     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101468102     Medline TA:  Acta Ophthalmol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Authors. Acta Ophthalmologica © 2012 Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica Foundation.
Affiliation:
Department of Ophthalmology, Gaziosmanpasa University School of Medicine, Tokat, Turkey Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Gaziosmanpasa University School of Medicine, Tokat, Turkey Department of Neurology, Gaziosmanpasa University School of Medicine, Tokat, Turkey Department of Biostatistics, Gaziosmanpasa University School of Medicine, Tokat, Turkey.
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