Evaluation of visual field parameters in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Article first published online: 10 APR 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Acta Ophthalmologica © 2012 Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica Foundation
Volume 90, Issue 5, pages e349–e354, August 2012
How to Cite
Demir, H. D., İnönü, H., Kurt, S., Doruk, S., Aydın, E. and Etikan, İ. (2012), Evaluation of visual field parameters in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Acta Ophthalmologica, 90: e349–e354. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-3768.2012.02432.x
- Issue published online: 27 JUL 2012
- Article first published online: 10 APR 2012
- Received on October 21th, 2011. Accepted on February 17th, 2012.
- blue-on-yellow perimetry;
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease;
- visual field;
- white-on-white perimetry
Purpose: To evaluate the effects of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on retina and optic nerve.
Methods: Thirty-eight patients with COPD and 29 healthy controls, totally 67 subjects, were included in the study. Visual evoked potentials (VEP) and visual field assessment (both standard achromatic perimetry (SAP) and short-wavelength automated perimetry (SWAP)) were performed on each subject after ophthalmological, neurological and pulmonary examinations.
Results: Mean deviation (MD), pattern standard deviation (PSD) and corrected pattern standard deviation (CPSD) were significantly different between patient and control groups as for both SAP and SWAP measurements (p = 0.001, 0.019, 0.009 and p = 0.004,0.019, 0.031, respectively). Short-term fluctuation (SF) was not statistically different between the study and the control groups (p = 0.874 and 0.694, respectively). VEP P100 latencies were significantly different between patients with COPD and the controls (p = 0.019).
Conclusion: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a systemic disease, and hypoxia in COPD seems to affect the retina and the optic nerve.