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Measurement of the Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness in Patients with b-thalassemia Major
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Purpose: To measure the retinal nerve fiber layer thickness (RNFLT) in patients with b-thalassemia major and to compare with healthy controls.
Methods: A total of 20 patients with B-thalassemia major and 20 healthy controls were included. Each subject underwent a standard ophthalmological examination. RNFLT measurements were, performed using optical coherence tomography.
Results: The mean age of the patient group and healthy controls were 17.85±7.5 and 24.75±9.9 years, respectively. Mean peripapillary RNFL thickness was 88.9±4.67 µm in the patient group, and 94.25±4.15 µm in the control group (P<0.001). In patients, there was no significant relationship between the mean of RNFL and blood ferritin level, differential using, and blood transfusion volume and hemoglobin level (P> 0.05).
Conclusion: In this study, we observed RNFL was thinner in patients with b-thalassemia major. Thinning of RNFL did not correlate with hemoglobin, blood transfusion volume, or ferritin levels, and deferral using.
Keywords: Blood Transfusion, Beta Thalassemia, Central Macular Thickness, Desferal, Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Ophthalmology
ePublished: 2021/05/31

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