Comparison of axial length of the eye in patients with diabetic retinopathy and non diabetics

AUTHORS

Mohsen Farvardin 1 , * , Morsel Mehryar 2 , Mansour Rahimi 2 , Hossein Ashraf 2 , Morteza Mehdizadeh 2 , Kazem Kamran 3 , Sina Ahmdi 3 , Hesamaddin Moghadasi 3 , Babak Bagheri 4

AUTHORS INFORMATION

1 Associated professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

2 Assistant professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

3 Fellowship of Retina, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

4 Ophthalmologist, Shiraz, Iran.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 9 (1); e90307
Published Online: January 12, 2005
Article Type: Research Article
Received: October 17, 2004
Accepted: January 12, 2005

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Abstract

Introduction: To compare the axial length of globe in patients with diabetic
retinopathy with that in normal population and to evaluate its role in the
progression of diabetic retinopathy.
Methods: 150 patients with diabetic retinopathy in both eyes were compared with
150 age and sex matched non diabetic patients, referred to Motahari retina clinic
of Shiraz, during fall 2000. The axial lengths of eye in both groups were
measured using (ECHO-SCAN US-800 NIDEK) instrument.
Results: The axial length of the eye in patients with diabetic retinopathy
(both non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy and proliferative retinopathy)
was less than that in non-diabetic patients.
After omitting data of highly myopic patients (those with axial length >26
mm), axial length in patients non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy less than
that in diabetics, but the difference wasn’t significant between patients with
proliferative retinopathy and non diabetic patients.
Conclusion: The axial was lower in diabetic retinopathy patients (both nonproliferative
and proliferative) than the control group. High myopia showed
protective effect on the severity of diabetic retinopathy.

Keywords

Eye – Retina - Diabetic Retinopathy

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