hrp0086rfc4.7 | Pathophysiology of Obesity | ESPE2016

Prevalence and Characterization of Retinal Alterations in a Cohort of Overweight and Obese Children

Pedicelli Stefania , Bizzarri Carla , Romanzo Antonino , Cianfarani Stefano , Cappa Marco

Background: Increasing incidence of pediatric obesity has been observed worldwide. Metabolic syndrome, characterized by visceral obesity, dyslipidemia, hypertension and impaired glucose metabolism, is associated with obesity.Objective and hypotheses: To evaluate early ocular signs of hypertension by retinography in a cohort of overweight (BMI>85th)/obese (BMI>95th) children, in order to define the prevalence of retinal alterations and characteriz...