Zeitliche Schwingungen retinaler Gefäßdurchmesser bei Gesunden unterschiedlichen Alters

Kotliar, K. E. and Vilser, W. and Schmidt-Trucksäss, A. and Halle, M. and Lanzl, I. M.. (2009) Zeitliche Schwingungen retinaler Gefäßdurchmesser bei Gesunden unterschiedlichen Alters. Der Ophthalmologe : Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft, Vol. 106. pp. 609-618.

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PURPOSE: We investigated whether temporal oscillations of the retinal vessel diameter, as measured with the dynamic vessel analyzer (DVA), undergo age-related changes. METHODS: Vessel diameters of retinal arterial and venous segments were examined with the DVA in 28 medically healthy volunteers divided into two age groups of 14 persons each: young subjects (21-32 years) and seniors (52-70 years). Continuous temporal records of vessel diameter were mathematically evaluated and divided into high-frequency (period >1.5 s) and low-frequency (period < or =1.5 s) oscillations. RESULTS: The phase difference between temporal arterial and venous vessel diameter records was higher in the young group [0.6 (0.1, 3.3)] s [median (1st quartile, 3rd quartile)] compared with the seniors [0.1 (-0.4, 0.3) s]. There was a difference in the periodicity in veins between the groups and, in seniors, between the arteries and the veins. CONCLUSIONS: High-frequency oscillations of vessel diameter correspond to the heartbeat. These were expressed more in seniors. Low-frequency oscillations were well expressed in young subjects. Our results show significant age-related alterations in retinal vessel regulation.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Sport, Bewegung und Gesundheit > Bereich Sport- und Bewegungsmedizin > Sportmedizin (Schmidt-Trucksäss)
UniBasel Contributors:Schmidt-Trucksäss, Arno
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Note:Note: Englischer titel: Temporal oscillations of retinal vessel diameter in healthy volunteers of different age -- Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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