Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2019 , Vol 10, Issue 3
Eye Elasticity In Patients With Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
Elçin Aydın1,Hasan Yerli1,Sinan Emre2,Işıl Kurultay Ersan2,Muhteşem Ağıldere3,Mustafa Agah Tekindal4
1Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Izmir, Turkey
2Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Izmir, Turkey
3Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Ankara, Turkey
4Selcuk University, Department of Biostatistics, Konya, Turkey
DOI : 10.31067/0.2019.182 Purpose: The present study was performed to assess elasticity changes in the ocular and periocular structures of patients with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) via sonoelastography.

Patients and Methods: Forty-three patients (19 male, 24 female; ranging from 45 to 80, mean age, 63.20 ± 2.31 years) diagnosed with POAG were prospectively analyzed. This patient group was compared with a control group of 28 individuals (17 male, 11 female; ranging from 40 to 85, mean age, 63.50 ± 1.89 years) who had no eye diseases apart from refractive errors. Following an ophthalmologic assessment and B-mode sonography, all participants underwent semiquantitative sonoelastographic analysis. The elasticity of the retrobulbar fat tissue, optic nerve, lens, and retina?choroid?sclera complex (RCSC) was compared between the two groups via sonoelastography. Student"s t test and the Mann?Whitney U test were used for statistical assessment.

Results: There was no significant differences in the degree of elasticity of the ocular and periocular structures between patients with and without POAG.

Conclusion: No difference was detected between elasticity levels of ocular and periocular structures in between patients with and without POAG. Keywords : Glaucoma, elastography, ultrasonography