Changes in choroidal thickness in clinically significant pseudophakic cystoid macular edema

Efrat Fleissig, Shai Cohen, Matias Iglicki, Michaella Goldstein, Dinah Zur

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Abstract

Purpose: To investigate choroidal thickness in eyes with clinically significant pseudophakic cystoid macular edema (PCME) during the acute phase and following resolution of the edema, using enhanced depth imaging spectral domain optical coherence tomography(EDI-OCT). Methods: This is a retrospective, observational clinical study. Patients records were reviewed for cases of clinically significant PCME after uneventful phacoemulsification surgery. Choroidal thickness was measured at time of PCME diagnosis in both eyes and after CME resolution in the affected eye using enhanced depth imaging spectral domain optical coherence tomography (Spectralis; Heidelberg Engineering). Measurements were taken subfoveal and 1.5 mm nasal, temporal, inferior, and superior from the center of the fovea. Statistical analysis was performed using paired t-Test and Pearson correlation. Results: Mean subfoveal choroidal thickness in 34 eyes with PCME measured 258 ± 83 mm at baseline and decreased to 215 ± 79 mm after CME resolution (P , 0.001). Mean subfoveal choroidal thickness measured at baseline in fellow eyes was significantly lower (194 ± 77 mm) compared to acute PCME (P , 0.001) and after CME resolution (P = 0.011). Conclusion: Choroidal thickness is increased in eyes with PCME and decreases following edema resolution. These findings may strengthen the hypothesis of an inflammatory pathogenesis in PCME. RETINA 38:1629-1635, 2018.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1629-1635
Number of pages7
JournalRetina
Volume38
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Choroidal thickness
  • Edi-oct
  • Pseudophakic cystoid macular edema

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