Acute mountain sickness and retinal evaluation by optical coherence tomography
European Journal of Ophthalmology, 07/05/2012
Ascaso FJ et al. – In climbers with acute mountain sickness (AMS), optical coherence tomography was able to detect subtle increases in the peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer thickness and in some optic nerve head measurements, even in absence of high altitude cerebral edema and papilledema. These changes might be a sensitive parameter in physiologic acclimatization and in the pathogenesis of AMS.