1. Scanning Laser Polarimetry, but not Optical Coherence Tomography Predicts Permanent Visual Field Loss in Acute Non-Arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy

    Scanning Laser Polarimetry, but not Optical Coherence Tomography Predicts Permanent Visual Field Loss in Acute Non-Arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy

    Purpose Scanning laser polarimetry (SLP) reveals abnormal retardance of birefringence in locations of the edematous peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL), which appear thickened by OCT, in non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION). We hypothesize initial sector SLP RNFL abnormalities will correlate with long-term regional visual field loss due to ischemic injury. Methods We prospectively performed automated perimetry, SLP and HD- OCT of the RNFL in 25 eyes with acute NAION. We grouped visual field threshold and RNFL values into Garway-Heath inferior/superior disc sectors and corresponding superior/inferior field regions. We compared sector SLP RNFL thickness with corresponding visual ...

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