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Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. 2019 Sep 30;26(3):123-126. doi: 10.4103/meajo.MEAJO_62_18. eCollection 2019 Jul-Sep.

Has Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Assessment Become the Method of Choice for Glaucoma Evaluation in Clinical Practice?

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1
Department of Ophthalmology, Alluri Sitaramaraju Academy of Medical Sciences, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India.
2
Department of Ophthalmology, Father Muller's Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.
3
Department of Ophthalmology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India.

Abstract

AIM:

The aim of the study was to assess the role of spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) as a method of choice for early glaucoma diagnosis in glaucoma suspects.

DESIGN:

This was a retrospective cross-sectional study.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

After a comprehensive ophthalmic examination and visual field analysis, 20 patients were included in each of the three groups: Normal group, possible glaucoma, definitive glaucoma, respectively. The optic nerve head (ONH) and peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer parameters of participants were analyzed using SD-OCT optic disc cube protocol scans. Data was analyzed using one.way analysis of variance test.

RESULTS:

ONH RNFL defects in possible glaucoma patients were frequently found in superior, inferior, and temporal quadrants.

CONCLUSION:

Diagnostic capability of SD-OCT parameters for detection of structural changes in the ONH and retinal nerve fiber layer differed in three groups significantly. Hence, using SD-OCT has become an imperative and quick way of timely diagnosis of glaucoma in private practice.

KEYWORDS:

Glaucoma; retinal nerve fiber layer defects; spectral-domain optical coherence tomography

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