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Ophthalmologica. 1993;207(1):1-5.

Intraocular pressure-dependent progression of visual field loss in advanced primary open-angle glaucoma: a 15-year follow-up.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Niigata University School of Medicine, Japan.

Abstract

We studied the relationship between intraocular pressure (IOP) and progression of visual filed loss in 83 eyes of 83 patients with advanced primary open-angle glaucoma (loss of at least one quarter of the visual field on Goldmann perimetry). During the 15-year follow-up study, 71 eyes (86%) showed progression of visual field loss. The mean IOP was significantly lower in eyes that remained stable (13.4 +/- 1.3 mm Hg) than in those that showed progression of visual field loss (19.4 +/- 2.6 mm Hg). These results suggest that it is necessary to reduce IOP to below 15 mm Hg to prevent further progression of visual filed loss in advanced glaucoma.

PMID:
8278169
DOI:
10.1159/000310397
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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