Optical alterations

What are optical alterations in bipolar disorder?

People with bipolar disorder may show increased rates of co-occurring conditions. These can include short-sightedness (impaired long distance signt) and long-sightedness (impaired near distance sight), as well as reductions in the peripapillary retinal nerve fibre layer, and in macular thickness and volume.

What is the evidence for optical alterations in people with bipolar disorder?

Moderate to low quality evidence finds a large reduction in overall peripapillary retinal nerve fibre layer thickness in people with bipolar disorder, particularly in the inferior retinal nerve fibre layers.

October 2021

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Last updated at: 10:59 pm, 25th October 2021
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