S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Ophthalmology (안과학전공) Journal Papers (저널논문_안과학전공)
Optical coherence tomography in a patient with tobacco-alcohol amblyopia
- Kee, C; Hwang, J-M
- Issue Date
- Nature Publishing Group
- Eye (Lond). 2008; 22(3): 469-470
- Alcoholism/*complications; Amblyopia/*diagnosis/etiology; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Nerve Fibers; Optic Nerve/*ultrastructure; Scotoma/diagnosis; Smoking/*adverse effects; Tomography, Optical Coherence/methods
- AIM: To report optical coherence tomography (OCT) finding in a patient with tobacco-alcohol amblyopia.METHODS: A 45-year-old man presented with a gradual decrease in vision over 4 years. He had smoked a half to one pack of cigarettes per day and had consumed 350 cc of gin per day for 30 years. A detailed ophthalmologic examination was performed.RESULTS: His corrected visual acuities were 20/800 OD and 20/200 OS. A Goldmann visual field examination showed ceco-central scotomas in both eyes. OCT using a peripapillary Fast RNFL (retinal nerve fiber layer) programme showed a small decrease in the RNFL thickness of the superotemporal quadrant in the normative diagram of the right eye in spite of a markedly increased RNFL thickness in both eyes.CONCLUSION: During the phase of visual loss in a patient with tobacco-alcohol amblyopia, visual loss may precede optic disc changes as detected by OCT.
- 0950-222X (Print)
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