Vascular risk factors for optical coherence tomography detec
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To investigate whether higher blood pressure and greater arterial stiffness are associated with the presence of macular cysts and whether this association is already present in the absence of micro aneurysms in individuals with and without type 2 diabetes.

Using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT), we performed a macular volume scan in 2647 individuals. The association between macular cysts and 24-hour systolic and diastolic blood pressure, pulse pressure, mean arterial blood pressure, carotid femoral pulse wave velocity, and carotid distensibility was assessed by use of logistic regression.

Twenty-four hours of systolic blood pressure was associated with the presence of macular cysts. 24 hours pulse pressure and carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity were associated with macular cysts, while carotid distensibility was not. Associations were similar in individuals with and without type 2 diabetes and were already present in the absence of micro-aneurysms.

Twenty-four hours systolic blood pressure, 24 hr pulse pressure, and carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity are associated with the presence of OCT-detected macular cysts in individuals with and without type 2 diabetes, even in the absence of micro-aneurysms. Therefore, blood pressure and aortic stiffness are potential factors contributing to macular cysts.

Source:https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/aos.14677?af=R
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