Influence of optic disc-fovea distance on macular thickness measurements with OCT in healthy myopic eyes
Assessment of macular thickness is important in the evaluation of various eye diseases. This study aimed to determine the influence of the optic disc-fovea distance (DFD) on macular thickness in myopic eyes. We determined the DFD and the macular thickness in 138 eyes from 138 healthy myopic subjects using the Cirrus HD-OCT. Correlation analysis and multiple linear regression were performed to determine the influence of DFD, axial length, disc area, and β-PPA on macular thickness. To further remove the confounding effect of ocular magnification on the DFD and OCT scan area, a subgroup analysis was performed in eyes with a limited axial length range (24-25 mm). DFD was significantly correlated with both regional (central, inner, and outer ETDRS subfields) and overall average macular thickness at a Bonferroni corrected P value of 0.004 (r ranging from-0.27 to-0.47), except for the temporal outer (r =-0.15, P = 0.089) and inferior outer (r =-0.22, P = 0.011) macular thickness. In the multivariable analysis, DFD was significantly associated with the average inner and outer macular thickness, the central subfield thickness, and the overall macular thickness (all P < 0.001), independent of ocular magnification and other covariates. Our findings indicate that eyes with a greater DFD have a lower macular thickness.
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Qiu, K. (Kunliang), Wang, G. (Geng), Zhang, R. (Riping), Lu, X. (Xuehui), Zhang, M. (Mingzhi), & Jansonius, N.M. (2018). Influence of optic disc-fovea distance on macular thickness measurements with OCT in healthy myopic eyes. Scientific Reports, 8(1). doi:10.1038/s41598-018-23479-z