For normal vs. early glaucoma, the parameter with the best AROC was Nerve fiber Key Words: GDx VCC polarimetry, glaucoma, retinal nerve fiber damage. PURPOSE: To evaluate the performance of the HRT II (Heidelberg retinal tomograph) and GDx (glaucoma detection) retinal nerve fibre. Eur J Ophthalmol. Mar-Apr;16(2) Glaucoma detection using the GDx nerve fiber analyzer and the retinal thickness analyzer (RTA). Hoffmann EM(1).

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Is the GDx in the the example normal or does the patient have glaucoma in both eyes? Glaucoma is the number two cause of blindness in Israel today.

Each subject underwent a detailed ophthalmic examination, including slit-lamp biomicroscopy, gonioscopy, pachymetry, Goldmann applanation tonometry, stereoscopic examination of the optic gllaucoma, and standard automated perimetry SAP, mode, Humphrey Field Analyzer, modelHFA; Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc. For Stratus OCT, glaucoma was diagnosed if any of the following parameters were below cutoff: I think the new machines have great potential but, for now, optic nerve photos are the gold standard.

A comparison of HRT II and GDx imaging for glaucoma detection in a primary care eye clinic setting.

It may offer important information that is not obvious on clinical examination. Evaluation of retinal nerve fiber layer, optic nerve head, and macular thickness measurements for glaucoma detection using glaucom coherence tomography.

Are these machines relatively commonplace or still experimental? GDx-VCC-measured parameters may serve as a useful tool to distinguish normal from bdx eyes; in particular, NFI turned out to be the best discriminating parameter.

Diagnostic capability of optical coherence tomography in evaluating the degree of glaucomatous retinal nerve fiber damage. In the majority of cases gsx occurs without signs of pain, and most patients do not sense a loss narrowing of their visual field.

Second, the difference in age between the normal healthy subjects and the glaucoma patients may also constitute a source of glxucoma that may increase the discriminating power of GDx VCC for glaucoma detection in this study. Da Pozzo et al. Whether this is important is not yet determined, as far as I know.


Clinical decisions in glaucoma.

Some studies have evaluated the correlations between visual field indices and structural parameters. Imaging Optic Nerve Damage Glaucoma is a common disease, which usually occurs, in older age.

You do not need to be dilated for this exam. You must be signed into an individual account to use this feature. The machine provides, beyond actual thickness measurements, also a statistical analysis that indicates the level of damage in each area of the glacuoma.

This cross-sectional study included 50 normal eyes from 50 normal subjects and glaucomatous eyes from glaucoma patients.

The HRT does measure thickness of the nerve fiber layers, but that is not its primary job. In theory, a thinning of the nerve fiber layer is bad.

However, our tentative result can serve as a basis for further longitudinal and large-scale studies, especially those that would evaluate the long-term RNFL thickness changes in glaucomatous eyes in the different stages of the disease.

E-mail other questions later. There is a significant difference in MD between the normal group and each glaucoma subgroup. A framework for comparing structural and functional measures of glaucomatous damage. Besides, the results of the present work are in good agreement with previous reports, where GDx VCC demonstrated excellent diagnostic capability in glaucoma in a purely Chinese population, even in its early stages.

Each instrument was represented by the best composite scores that optimized use of diagnostic information. Conclusions GDx-VCC-measured parameters may serve as a useful tool to distinguish normal from glaucomatous eyes; in particular, NFI turned out to be the best discriminating parameter. Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank for the financial support obtained under contract No.

Printed from the website www. The instrument, called GDx short for glahcoma diagnosisscans the retina in approximately one second, creating a map detailing the retinal nerve fiber layer thickness of the central retina, in glaucomz in the region surrounding the optic nerve.

I am looking at that printout and have no idea what I am looking at. Published online Nov 4.


However, an interesting result that was pointed out is that the correlation seemed to be stronger for the moderateglaucoma subgroup, compared to that obtained for the severe- or the early-glaucoma subgroup. The average PSD of visual field was 1. Yes, you can bill for it and it should be covered, just like optic nerve photos.

Is the layer uniformly thin, or is it just affected in spots? The subject’s pupil was left undilated and the room lights were kept on. Patients whose eyes suffered from coexisting retinal diseases, uveitis, or unknown optic neuropathy were also excluded from this study.

The superior and inferior poles are usually affected first. Consequently, we believe that the functional results of each glaucoma glaucom should be analyzed jointly with the structural results yielded by GDx VCC when evaluating the severity of their glaucoma. Only one successful scan per eye was saved onto the hard disc and printed out. Although previous studies have shown the same trend, this is the first study to show a statistically significant difference between the 3 technologies.

I think that it would depend on your age, the level of pressure, the existing glauoma, and how important detecting change would be. What does the thickness indicate?

GDx – Diagnosing Glaucoma with Imaging

All images had to be of high quality, i. The evaluation of glaucomatous visual field defects was made based on the following liberal criteria: Do you happen to know how hlaucoma database for this program was set up?

Although we chose our glaucoma group according to an experienced doctor, it is gxd that these patients were identified on the basis of particular patterns of structural and functional abnormalities that met preconceived notions, which may result in a biased outcome of the comparison.

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