Macular Structure Parameters as an Automated Indicator of Paracentral Scotoma in Early Glaucoma – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To evaluate the predictive ability of macular parameters defined in the significance map created using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) for paracentral visual field defects in early glaucoma.Design: Prospective comparative study.Methods: We studied 78 early-glaucomatous eyes of 78 patients, who underwent SD-OCT and standard automated perimetry 10-2. Macular layer parameters included the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL), ganglion cell layer (GCL) + inner plexiform layer (IPL), and RNFL + GCL + IPL. The minimal distance between the area with abnormal (P < 1%) thickness and foveal center was defined as the shortest distance. A wider area of an abnormally thinned (<1%) region, (Read more...)

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