Does smoking affect choroidal thickness?

Sigara koroid kalınlığını etkiler mi?

In a study conducted at Abant Izzet Baysal University Faculty of Medicine, Ophthalmology Department, it was shown that smoking can have an effect on choroidal thickness. In the study conducted by Dr. Fatih Ulaş, the choroidal thickness of 30 individuals who smoked for more than 10 years and 40 individuals who did not smoke were compared. Using the SD-OCT device, choroidal thickness measurements were made from the subfovea and 1500 µm nasal and temporal to the fovea. Choroidal thickness of smokers was measured before, 5, 30 and 60 minutes after smoking.  It was observed that there was a significant increase in choroidal thickness in the subfoveal, temporal and nasal segments in the first 5 minutes after smoking, and this effect disappeared after 1 hour.

Ulas F, Celik F, Dogan U, Celebi S. Effect of smoking on choroidal thickness in healthy smokers. Curr Eye Res. 2014;39(5):504-11.



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