Effect of Reduced Meal Frequency during Ramadan Fasting on Retinal and Choroidal Thickness

ERŞAN İ., Tufan H. A. , Arikan S., Kara S., Gencer B., HONDUR A. M.

SEMINARS IN OPHTHALMOLOGY, cilt.32, sa.4, ss.418-421, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3109/08820538.2015.1118132
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.418-421


Purpose: To evaluate the effects of Ramadan fasting on central foveal thickness (CFT) and subfoveal choroidal thickness (SFCT) in healthy individuals using enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography (EDI-OCT). Materials and Methods: The EDI-OCT scans of 42 healthy individuals obtained after about 12 hours of fasting on at least the twenty-first consecutive day of fasting were compared to scans of the same patients taken one month after the last day they had fasted. Results: CFT values were similar for both time periods (p > 0.05). The SFCT was significantly higher after consecutive fasting days towards the end of Ramadan, compared to the SFCT after one month of no fasting (one month after Ramadan ended) (p < 0.001). Conclusions: Ramadan fasting may lead to a significant increase in subfoveal choroidal thickness without affecting the central foveal thickness.