Optic Nerve Head Elastometry in Both Eyes of Patients with Unilateral Non-arteritic Anterior Ischaemic Optic Neuropathy - May It Be a Novel Aspect of the Pathogenesis?

Kosekahya P., Caglayan M., Unal O., Yuzbasioglu S., Koc M., Atilgan C. U. , ...Daha Fazla

NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY, cilt.42, sa.4, ss.222-228, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 42 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/01658107.2017.1397702
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.222-228


In this prospective study, the biomechanical properties of optic nerve head (ONH) and cornea in both eyes of patients with non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy and healthy control eyes were investigated. ONH elastometry was measured with real-time elastography, and corneal elastometry was measured with ocular response analyser. Elastometry of cornea and ONH was lower in both eyes of patients with unilateral non-arteritic ischaemic optic neuropathy than in healthy control eyes. The role of these biomechanical differences in the pathogenesis of non-arteritic ischaemic optic neuropathy should be investigated further.