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This article is from PLoS ONE, volume 9.AbstractPurpose: To investigate the structural and clinical characteristics of peripapillary retinoschisis observed in glaucomatous eyes using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography SD-OCT. Methods: Circumpapillary retinal nerve fiber layer cpRNFL and macular cross-hair SD-OCT scans and infrared fundus images of the glaucoma patients from the Investigating Glaucoma Progression Study IGPS and healthy volunteers were reviewed. Optic disc images obtained using enhanced depth imaging EDI SD-OCT were also evaluated. The structural characteristics and clinical course of the retinoschisis associated with glaucoma were investigated. Results: Twenty-five retinoschisis areas were found in 22 of the 372 patients 5.9% included in the IGPS, and in 1 area in 1 of 187 healthy control subjects 0.5%. In the 22 glaucomatous eyes with retinoschisis, the schisis was attached to the optic disc and overlapped with the retinal nerve fiber layer RNFL defect. The RNFL was the layer most commonly affected by the retinoschisis, either alone or together with other deeper layers. Acquired optic disc pit was identified in 8 eyes on disc photography and-or B-scan images obtained by EDI SD-OCT. Spontaneous resolution of this condition was observed in nine eyes. No retinal detachment or macular involvement of the retinoschisis was observed in any of the eyes. Multivariate analysis showed a significant influence of a higher intraocular pressure at SD-OCT scanning on the presence of retinoschisis Odds ratio  = 1.418, P = 0.001. Conclusions: The present study investigated 22 cases of peripapillary retinoschisis in glaucomatous eyes. The retinoschisis was attached to the optic nerve and topographically correlated with RNFL defect. It often resolved spontaneously without causing severe visual disturbance. Care should be taken not to overestimate the RNFL thickness in eyes with retinoschisis, and also not to misinterpret the resolution of retinoschisis as a rapid glaucomatous RNFL deterioration.



Author: Lee, Eun Ji; Kim, Tae-Woo; Kim, Mijin; Choi, Yun Jeong

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