The thickness of retinal nerve fiber layer in glaucomatous eyes Izumi Suzuma 1 , Kiyoshi Suzuma 1 , Jun-ichi Kiryu 1 , Yuichiro Ogura 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol and Visual Sciences, Kyoto Univ Graduate Sch of Med pp.631-634
Published Date 1998/4/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410905823
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Thinning of the retinal nerve fiber layer is claimed to develop earlier than visual field defect in glaucoma. We measured the thickness of the retina in a 66-year-old female who had been diagnosed as glaucoma 7 years before. The intraocular pressure had been poorly controlled. Progressive visual field defect had developed in her right eye. The affected eye showed a nerve fiber layer defect inferotemporal to the optic disc. Static perimetry showed superonasal visual field defect. We detected thinning of the retina in the area corresponding to the visual defect using a retinal thickness analyzer (RTA). This case illustrates the potential usefulness of RTA as an indirect method to assess the thickness of retinal nerve fiber layer.

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