J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  2013 May;54(5):784-788. 10.3341/jkos.2013.54.5.784.

Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness and Optic Disc Parameters in Dominant Compared with Non-Dominant Eyes

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Dankook University Medical College, Cheonan, Korea. changmh@dankook.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
To investigate the comparison of retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness and optic disc parameters measured by optical coherence tomography (Cirrus HD-OCT(R)) in dominant and non-dominant eyes.
METHODS
Seventy-one subjects without underlying ocular disease were recruited for the present study. Ocular dominance was determined using the hole-in-the-card test. Comprehensive standardized eye examinations were performed. Scans of the optic disc and RNFL were performed using OCT.
RESULTS
The mean intraocular pressure (IOP) of the dominant eye was higher than its counterpart (p = 0.025). No significant differences were observed in uncorrected visual acuity, refractive error and axial length between dominant and non-dominant eyes (p = 0.235, 0.180, 0.850). No RNFL and optic disc features were identified in the dominant from non-dominant eyes.
CONCLUSIONS
Although dominant eyes tended to have higher IOP than non-dominant eyes, no consistent ocular structural differences between dominant and non-dominant eyes with the use of OCT were found.

Keyword

Dominant eye; Non-dominant eye; OCT; Ocular dominance; RNFL

MeSH Terms

Dominance, Ocular
Eye
Intraocular Pressure
Nerve Fibers
Refractive Errors
Retinaldehyde
Tomography, Optical Coherence
Visual Acuity
Retinaldehyde
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