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Optical coherence tomography in a patient with tobacco-alcohol amblyopia

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Authors
Kee, C; Hwang, J-M
Issue Date
2007-04-17
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group
Citation
Eye (Lond). 2008; 22(3): 469-470
Keywords
Alcoholism/*complicationsAmblyopia/*diagnosis/etiologyHumansMaleMiddle AgedNerve FibersOptic Nerve/*ultrastructureScotoma/diagnosisSmoking/*adverse effectsTomography, Optical Coherence/methods
Abstract
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.
ISSN
0950-222X (Print)
Language
English
URI
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=17435689

http://www.nature.com/eye/journal/v22/n3/pdf/6702821a.pdf

https://hdl.handle.net/10371/68199
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.eye.6702821
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