1. Probing the Floor of the Optic Nerve Head in Glaucoma

    Probing the Floor of the Optic Nerve Head in Glaucoma
    Spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) applied to the eye is rapidly expanding its scope of usefulness. In this issue of Ophthalmology, the respective authors of 2 different articles describe the use of “enhanced depth imaging” (EDI) to explore the optic disc, and in particular the lamina cribrosa, in the context of glaucoma. The lamina cribrosa is of special interest because the excavation of the optic nerve head, so characteristic of glaucoma in contrast to other optic atrophies, is related to the collapse and posterior bowing of the lamina cribrosa with widening of the scleral opening.
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