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Does nerve fiber layer thickness correlate with visual field defects in glaucoma? A study with the nerve fiber analyzer.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9380349     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Nerve Fiber Analyzer, a confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscope, was used to measure the thickness of the retinal nerve fiber layer (NFL) in a glaucoma population. The authors studied the correlation between NFL thickness and the perimetric defects. The NFL was found to be statistically thinner in comparison to a normal control group of subjects. The correlation between the perimetric index MD and the NFA was statistically significant only for the lower quadrant of retinal NFL. The correspondence between thinner NFL and perimetric defects was investigated.
M Marraffa; C Mansoldo; R Morbio; R De Natale; L Tomazzoli; L Bonomi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmologica. Journal international d'ophtalmologie. International journal of ophthalmology. Zeitschrift für Augenheilkunde     Volume:  211     ISSN:  0030-3755     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmologica     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-11-07     Completed Date:  1997-11-07     Revised Date:  2007-09-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0054655     Medline TA:  Ophthalmologica     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  338-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
University Eye Clinic, Borgo Trento Hospital, Verona, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Glaucoma / pathology*,  physiopathology
Lasers / diagnostic use
Middle Aged
Nerve Fibers / pathology*
Ophthalmoscopy / methods*
Optic Nerve / pathology*
Regression Analysis
Retina / pathology*
Vision Disorders / pathology*,  physiopathology
Visual Fields*

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