Diagnostic Abilities of the Optical Microangiography Parameters of the 3x3mm and 6x6mm Macular Scans in Glaucoma

Harsha L. Rao*, Mohammed Riyazuddin, Srilakshmi Dasari, Narendra K. Puttaiah, Zia S. Pradhan, Robert N. Weinreb, Kaweh Mansouri, Carroll A. B. Webers

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Abstract

Purpose:To evaluate the diagnostic abilities of macular vessel length and perfusion densities measured with optical microangiography (OMAG) over a 3x3mm and a 6x6mm region, and to compare these with macular ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GCIPL) thickness in eyes with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG).Methods:In a cross-sectional study, 96 eyes of 57 control subjects and 88 eyes of 57 POAG patients underwent macular imaging with optical coherence tomography. Area under receiver operating characteristic curves (AUC) and sensitivities at 90% specificity of OMAG and GCIPL parameters were evaluated.Results:Most OMAG parameters of the 3x3mm macular scan and all inner sector parameters of the 6x6mm scan were similar (P>0.05) in the POAG and control eyes. All outer sector OMAG parameters of the 6x6mm scan were significantly less (P<0.05) in the POAG eyes. AUC and sensitivity at 90% specificity of the best parameter of the 3x3mm OMAG scan (inner temporal vessel length density; 0.65% and 26%, respectively) were statistically similar (P>0.05) to that of the 6x6mm scan (outer inferior vessel length density; 0.72% and 30%, respectively). AUC and sensitivity of the best GCIPL thickness parameter (inferotemporal GCIPL thickness, 0.84% and 67%) were significantly better (P<0.05) than that of the vessel length densities.Conclusions:The outer sector measurements of the 6x6mm macular OMAG scans seem to be better than the inner sector measurements in diagnosing glaucoma. The GCIPL thickness measurements were significantly better than all macular OMAG parameters in diagnosing glaucoma.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)496-503
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Glaucoma
Volume27
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018

Keywords

  • primary open-angle glaucoma
  • optical microangiography
  • macular vessel length density
  • macular perfusion density
  • COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY
  • OPERATING CHARACTERISTIC CURVES
  • PLEXIFORM LAYER THICKNESS
  • OPEN-ANGLE GLAUCOMA
  • VESSEL DENSITY
  • REGRESSION-ANALYSIS
  • DISC PERFUSION
  • SPECTRUM BIAS
  • HIGH MYOPIA
  • EYES

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