Res Vestib Sci.  2011 Mar;10(1):30-33.

Age and Gender Specific Reference Value of Ocular Torsion by Using Funduscope in Korean

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inha University School of Medicine, Incheon, Korea. stedman@inha.ac.kr

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES
Ocular torsion may be a result of vestibulopathy. The funduscopy is the most reliable method of measuring an ocular torsion. However, the reference value of ocular torsion in Korean is available at only limited ages. Therefore, we analyzed the angle of ocular torsion more age-specific than previous study.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
We used the fundus photograph of health check-up visitor. And age and sex specific average angle of ocular torsion was measured.
RESULTS
The right and left average angle of ocular torsion were 7.7+/-3.6degrees, 5.3+/-3.0degrees, respectively. In addition, there was no significant difference in age or sex specific angle of ocular torsion.
CONCLUSION
This result might give an aid to evaluating the function of otolithic organ by measurement of ocular torsion.

Keyword

Ocular torsion; Vestibular function; Funduscopy; Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex
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