Rate of retinal nerve fiber layer loss greater in eyes with visual field damage

The rate of retinal nerve fiber layer loss is 2.5 times greater in eyes that develop visual field damage than in eyes that do not develop visual field damage, a study found. The prospective study included 454 eyes of 294 glaucoma suspects; 183 suspects (62.2%) were women, 202 (68.7%) were of European descent, and 92 (31.3%) were of African descent. Forty eyes (8.8%) showed signs of repeatable visual field damage, and 414 eyes did not.