Is funduscopy useful in assessing the systemic arteriosclerosis? Etsuko Suzuki 1 , Toshihiro Ichikawa 1 , Tomoko Iino 1 , Shoichi Maruyama 2 , Masayo Oshita 3 , Hiroshi Goto 3 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Toda Chuo General Hosp 2Medical Detection Center of Brain Diseases, Toda Chuo General Hosp 3Dept of Ophthalmol, Tokyo Medical Univ pp.1023-1026
Published Date 1999/5/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410906387
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We reviewed 1,963 cases who underwent screening for cerebral diseases. The series comprised 1,081 males and 882 females. The ages ranged from 30 to 92 years, average 58 years. All the cases were examined by funduscopy, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) , magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) and ultrasonography of cerebral artery in addition to routine systemic examinations. Cases with retinal arteriosclerosis showed significantly higher incidences of systemic hypertension and systemic arteriosclerosis as shown by MR', MRA and cerebral arterial ultrasonography. The findings show the usefulness of funduscopy in assesssing the systemic arteriosclerosis because of its safety and easiness.

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