Change in retinal blood flow in the posterior pole after hemodialysis

N. Nagai, K. Shinoda, I. Kimura, S. Kitamura, M. Inoue, Y. Mashima

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Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate changes in retinal blood flow of posterior pole of the retina before and after hemodialysis. Methods: The Heidelberg Retina Flowmeter (HRF) was used to measure blood flow in the posterior pole of the retina in 3 eyes of 3 patients before and after hemodialysis. Each image was analyzed by the automatic full-field analysis program and flow was calculated for each measurement. We calculated the ratio of flow after hemodialysis to flow before hemodialysis. Results: The ratio of flow was 92% in case 1, 73% in case 2, and 71% in case 3. Conclusions: Blood flow in the posterior pole of the retina decreased after hemodialysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)557-560
Number of pages4
JournalFolia Ophthalmologica Japonica
Volume52
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Heidelberg retina flowmeter
  • Hemodialysis
  • Tissue blood flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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