Are there any changes in posterior ocular structure parameters in pediatric migraine patients?

NALÇACIOĞLU P., Taslipinar Uzel A. G., Uzel M. M., ÇAĞIL N., ÇITAK KURT A. N.

European Journal of Ophthalmology, vol.27, no.4, pp.495-501, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5301/ejo.5000891
  • Journal Name: European Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.495-501
  • Keywords: Choroidal thickness, Macular thickness, Migraine, Peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer, Spectral-domain optic coherence tomography, NERVE-FIBER LAYER, OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY, CHOROIDAL THICKNESS, AXIAL LENGTH, HEALTHY-SUBJECTS, AGE, CHILDREN, SEX, MACULA, ASSOCIATION
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


© 2017 Wichtig Publishing.Purpose: To evaluate the thickness of the peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL), total macula, macular ganglion cell layer (GCL), inner plexiform layer (IPL), and choroid in pediatric migraine patients and compare the values with healthy subjects. Methods: This observational and cross-sectional study included 40 patients in the migraine group and 40 healthy control subjects. The thickness of the peripapillary RNFL, total macula, GCL, and IPL was analyzed with spectraldomain optic coherence tomography, while choroidal thickness was analyzed with the enhanced depth imaging protocol. All measurements of the migraine patients were taken in the attack-free period. Right eye selected per subject was included in the study. Results: There was no significant difference between the 2 groups in age or sex (p>0.05). The peripapillary RNFL thickness was not significantly different between the 2 groups in any quadrant. The total macula, GCL, and IPL thickness were also not significantly different in the 9 separate macular areas defined on the basis of the Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (p>0.05). The choroidal thickness at 5 different measurement points was not statistically significantly different between migraine patients during the attack-free period and the healthy subjects (p>0.05). Conclusions: Childhood migraine does not cause changes in posterior ocular structure parameters.