Nerve fiber layer thickness in glaucoma patients with asymmetric hemifield visual field loss

Vandana Badlani, Mahnaz Shahidi, Akbar Shakoor, Deepak P. Edward, Ruth Zelkha, Jacob Wilensky

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To investigate the presence of retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thinning and determine the relationship between RNFL thickness and visual field sensitivity loss in glaucoma patients with asymmetric hemifield visual field loss. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty glaucoma patients with asymmetric hemifield visual field loss and 30 normal control subjects were included in the study. RNFL thickness was measured by optical coherence tomography and visual field sensitivity was measured by automated perimetry. Glaucoma patients with advanced visual field loss restricted to 1 hemifield and early or absent glaucomatous field loss in the other hemifield on the basis of the visual field data were included. Visual field sensitivity and mean deviation (MD) were averaged separately in each of the 2 hemifields. The hemifields in each eye were categorized as early (MD≥ -6 dB) and advanced (MD

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-280
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Glaucoma
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Glaucoma
  • Nerve fiber layer thickness
  • OCT
  • visual field loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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