Assessment of peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer thickness in children with vitamin B-12 deficiency


OZKASAP S., Turkyilmaz K., DERECI S., ONER V., CALAPOGLU T. , CURE M. C. , ...More

CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM, vol.29, no.12, pp.2281-2286, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00381-013-2138-0
  • Title of Journal : CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM
  • Page Numbers: pp.2281-2286

Abstract

Vitamin B-12 deficiency is a worldwide problem. It affects all ages, including children. It is one of the most common nutritional disorders and can cause harmful effects on the nervous system. In this study, we compared the peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer thickness (RNFLT) in a healthy control group with children with vitamin B-12 deficiency. In our study, we aimed to evaluate the effect of vitamin B-12 deficiency on the RNFLT in children with the optical coherence tomography (OCT) method.