Relationship between cognitive impairment and retinal morphological and visual functional abnormalities in Alzheimer disease


Iseri P., Altinas O., Tokay T., Yuksel N.

JOURNAL OF NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.26, no.1, pp.18-24, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.wno.0000204645.56873.26
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.18-24

Abstract

Background: There is conflicting evidence as to whether Alzheimer disease (AD) is accompanied by loss of retinal ganglion cells. To evaluate this issue, we have used optical coherence tomography (OCT) to assess the thickness and volume of the retina. We have also sought to correlate our findings with visual function and cognitive impairment.