Distribution of Retinal Layer Atrophy in Patients With Parkinson Disease and Association With Disease Severity and Duration – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To evaluate the thickness of the 10 retinal layers in the paramacular area of Parkinson disease patients using a new segmentation technology of optical coherence tomography (OCT) to examine whether the thickness of specific layers predicts neurodegeneration or Parkinson disease severity.Design: Observational prospective study.Methods: Parkinson disease patients (n = 129) and age-matched healthy subjects (n = 129) were enrolled. The Spectralis OCT system was used to automatically segment all retinal layers in a parafoveal scan using the new segmentation application prototype. Mean thickness of each layer was calculated and compared between Parkinson disease patients and healthy subjects, and between Parkinson disease (Read more...)

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