Analysis of visual field changes in patients with early diagnosed open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension by standard computer-assisted perimetry

Gazepov, Strahil (2017) Analysis of visual field changes in patients with early diagnosed open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension by standard computer-assisted perimetry. Bulgarian Forum Glaucoma, 7 (1). pp. 15-18. ISSN 1314-5800

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Abstract

Introduction: Modern diagnostics of glaucoma today is unimaginable without computerized perimetry and OCT. This article is focused on comparison of results from patients with ocular hypertension and from patients with incipient glaucoma measured by standard computer perimetry. Objective: Early detection of changes in the visual field in patients with glaucoma and ocular hypertension with anautomated computer perimetry, and reconciling the results in order to help clarify the morphology and pathophysiology of the phenomenon ocular hypertension. Material and methods: The study includes 105 patients (210 eyes), 69 women and 36 men; 90 eyes with early detected glaucoma, 60 eyes with ocular hypertension and a control group - 60 eyes. All of the patients are divided in three age groups: less than 40 years old, 41 to 59 years old and above 60 years old. Discussion: Automatic computer perimetry provided information about the status of the visual fi eld. This is a very precise assessment regarding the amount of visual field loss, and retinal thickness in initial or developed scotoma. We compared the pathological changes from the group with early detected glaucoma and the group with ocular hypertension. In all three age groups a tendency for continuous raise of the PD index and MD is present. Conclusion: In conclusion, the correct and timely diagnosis of glaucoma is the only mechanism in the fight against this dangerous disease. Standard computer perimetry offers us a number of new opportunities. It should also be used to separate the different stages of the disease like ocular hypertension and transition into manifested glaucoma.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Strahil Gazepov
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2017 12:29
Last Modified: 11 May 2017 07:14
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/17627

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