Index of retinal ganglion cell loss may be important parameter in glaucoma diagnosis, monitoring

PARIS — A new index, the minimum ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer thickness, may be a parameter for accurately detecting early glaucoma and monitoring disease progression at advanced stages, according to a study. The ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GCIPL) index is provided by the Ganglion Cell Analysis software of the Cirrus HD-OCT (Carl Zeiss Meditec). It is based on the concept that "glaucoma-induced changes start in the macula with a progressive loss of retinal ganglion cells," Jean-Paul Renard, MD, said in an interview with Ocular Surgery News at the meeting of (Read more...)

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