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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014, Article ID 347826, 3 pages
Research Article

Nasopupillary Asymmetry

1Department of Ophthalmology, Colombia National University, Bogota, Colombia
2Department of Physiology, Colombia National University, Bogota, Colombia
3Eduardo Arenas Ophthalmology Society, Bogota, Colombia

Received 2 July 2014; Revised 10 November 2014; Accepted 20 November 2014; Published 4 December 2014

Academic Editor: Dan-Ning Hu

Copyright © 2014 Eduardo Arenas et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Purpose. To establish the prevalence of nasopupillary asymmetry (difference in nasopupillary distances) in the population and its relation with the interpupillary distance. Methods. A retrospective descriptive study was conducted by reviewing of 1262 medical records. The values of nasopupillary asymmetry and the interpupillary distance were obtained. A statistical analysis was made and the correlation between these variables was established. Results. Seventy-nine percent of the population presented some degree of nasopupillary asymmetry. The interpupillary distance had a very low correlation with the nasopupillary asymmetry . Conclusion. It is advisable to use the nasopupillary distance of each eye as a standard measurement.