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Int Ophthalmol. 1989 Jan;13(1-2):47-50.

The visual field in advanced glaucoma.

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Universitäts-Augenklinik, Köln, FRG.


For analysis of the morphology of the visual field in advanced glaucoma, we tested 62 eyes of 54 late stage glaucoma patients using program 10-2 on the Humphrey Field Analyzer. The fields, which were already reduced to a small central isle, had mostly typical, asymmetric borders with their largest extend to the temporal lower quadrant and their smallest extend to the upper nasal quadrant. An upper nasal step was very frequent. The boundaries are equivalent to the retinal nerve fiber lines. Actually, the glaucomatous isle is a 'centro-coecal isle', representing a remnant of intact maculo-papillary nerve fiber bundles. A test with a 2 degrees spacing like the Humphrey program 10-2 proved to be useful for routine perimetry in these cases.

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