Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer (RNFL) Photography and Computer Analysis

Neil T. Choplin, Earl Randy Craven, Nic J. Reus, Hans G. Lemij, Howard Barnebey

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Abstract

RNFL analysis is an essential part of the glaucoma evaluation, since, in reality, the RNFL is the tissue damaged by glaucoma. Structural damage almost always precedes functional damage, and the techniques described in this chapter can often detect the earliest damage, as well as detect progressive RNFL loss often before the visual field changes.1 The early detection of glaucoma and its progression is becoming more and more important as the population ages and life expectancy increases. RNFL analysis plays a major role in glaucoma management, allowing for earlier treatment to reduce the risk of vision loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Diagnosis and Therapy
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages244-260
Number of pages17
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9780702055416, 9780702051937
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 3 2014

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Choplin, N. T., Craven, E. R., Reus, N. J., Lemij, H. G., & Barnebey, H. (2014). Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer (RNFL) Photography and Computer Analysis. In Medical Diagnosis and Therapy (Vol. 1, pp. 244-260). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-7020-5193-7.00021-2