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The optic disc in glaucoma: pathogenetic correlation of five patterns of cupping in chronic open-angle glaucoma.

Abstract

Visible alteration of the optic nerve head is a hallmark of glaucoma. Five patterns in which this alteration becomes manifest have been discussed. These different patterns of cupping suggest different pathogenetic mechanisms, both mechanical and vascular.

PMID:
936393
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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