Received: 11 September 2018; Published on-line: 30 December 2018

Choroidal thickness in patients with progressive and stabilized POAG

M.V. Panchenko, Prof, Dr Sc (Med), I.G. Duras, Cand Sc (Med), O.M. Honchar, Cand Sc (Med), D.O. Prykhodko, MD, A.S. Pereiaslova, MD, L.G. Avilova, MD

Kharkiv National Medical University;  

Kharkiv (Ukraine) 

E-mail: panchenko0802@gmail.com

TO CITE THIS ARTICLE: Panchenko MV ,   Duras IG,  Honchar OM,  Prykhodko DO, Pereiaslova AS, Avilova LG.Choroidal thickness in patients with progressive and stabilized POAG. J.ophthalmol.(Ukraine).2018;6:19-22. http://doi.org/10.31288/oftalmolzh201861922   


Purpose: To investigate choroidal thickness in patients with progressive and stabilized primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG).

Materials and Methods: Forty-nine patients (87 eyes; age, 52 to 77 years) with stage 1, 2 or 3 POAG were involved in the study. Choroidal thickness was measured with optical coherence tomography.

Results: The foveal choroidal thickness and peripapillary choroidal thickness were thinner in progressive POAG versus stabilized glaucoma (184.2±20.6 µm vs 261.1±19.4 µm, p<0.05; and 184.2±20.6 µm vs 261.1±19.4 µm, p>0.05, respectively). Foveal choroidal thickness was directly correlated with ganglion cell complex thickness (r=0.5725, p < 0.05), and negatively correlated with progressive POAG (r=-0.4246, p < 0.05).

Conclusion: In patients with POAG, foveal choroidal thickness is directly correlated with ganglion cell complex thickness and disease progression. The foveal choroidal thickness and peripapillary choroidal thickness were 31% and 23%, respectively, thinner in progressive POAG versus stabilized POAG.

Keywords: progressive and stabilized POAG, choroidal thickness


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