1. Detecting preperimetric glaucoma with current diagnostic tools

    Detecting preperimetric glaucoma with current diagnostic tools

    It’s a no-brainer: the earlier glaucoma can be detected the better the chance a patient’s vision has of being saved. Often, before visual field defects are picked up by standard perimetry, the optic disc and the retinal nerve fiber layer undergo structural changes in a glaucoma patient. The ability to detect these changes in preperimetric glaucoma has recently been reported made possible by the advancement of optic nerve imaging techniques.1-6 Douglas J. Rhee, M.D., assistant professor, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, explained, “Where structural testing has opened up a new avenue for ...

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