Comparison of Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness in Terms of Birth Weight in Prematurely Born Children

Kıvanç S. A., Olcaysu O. O., Akova-Budak B., Olcaysu E., Yıldız M.

SEMINARS IN OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.32, pp.265-269, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/08820538.2015.1065333
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.265-269
  • Keywords: Gestational age, optic coherence tomography, premature, retina nerve fiber layer thickness, school aged, ABNORMALITIES, GESTATION, OUTCOMES, INFANTS
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: To study the potential effects of both prematurity and the sub-groups of low birth weight on thickness of RNFL. Methods: Prospective case series of 26 preterm school-aged children with low birth weight whose retinal nerve fiber layer analyses with RTVue-100 Fourier-domain optic coherence tomography were performed in 2013 at the Department of Ophthalmology, Erzurum Region Education and Training Hospital. Results: The mean retinal nerve fiber layer thicknesses were 100.6 +/- 13.3 microns in extremely low birth weight, 103.9 +/- 8.4 microns in very low birth weight, and 104.1 +/- 10.8 microns in low birth weight groups. There was no significant difference in RNFL among the groups. Conclusions: No significant relationship was found between birth weights and retinal nerve fiber layer thickness of preterm children who were appropriate for gestational age.