Comparison of optic coherence tomography results in patients with diagnosed epilepsy: Findings in favor of neurodegeneration


TAK A. Z. A. , ŞENGÜL Y. , Ekmekci B., KARADAĞ A. S.

EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, vol.92, pp.140-144, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 92
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2018.12.021
  • Title of Journal : EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR
  • Page Numbers: pp.140-144

Abstract

Background: Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disease characterized with recurrent seizures. Progressive neuronal degeneration is a common consequence of long-term and/or recurrent seizure activity in epilepsy. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a new medical imaging technique that displays biological tissue layers as high-resolution tomographic sections. The aim of our study was to evaluate OCT findings in patients with epilepsy and to compare OCT findings in terms of disease duration, presence of status, seizure frequency, and drug use.