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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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Have they ever tried to do a high resolution CT scan of the optic nerve, like 1 mm, or maybe an MRI, to look at the nerves?

The important clinical challenges in glaucoma are the detection of early glaucomatous damage and its progression over time. Finally, 14 RNFL thickness parameters were selected: However, it is inevitable to suffer from an image selection bias in the context of a technical imaging study.

Printed from the website www. A method of comparing the areas under receiver operating characteristic curves derived from the same cases.

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How does information about the thickness of the nerve fiber layer help? Retinal nerve fiber layer imaging compared with histological measurements in a human eye. Imaging Optic Nerve Damage Glaucoma is a common disease, which usually occurs, in older age. Retinal nerve fiber layer assessment by scanning laser polarimetry and standardized photography. But both are still experimental. This monitoring allows us to adjust treatment appropriately based on the severity of disease in each eye.


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The box plots for NFI also showed a considerable overlap between several glaucoma subgroups Figure 2. The authors indicate no financial conflict of interest. Scanning Laser Polarimetry Measurements GDx VCC measurements were carried out by the same trained and experienced person that performed the visual field tests.

Eytan Blumenthal, and is provided to help glaucoma and cataract patients better understand their condition.

Consequently, we believe that the functional results of each glaucoma patient should be analyzed jointly with the structural results yielded by GDx VCC when evaluating the severity of their glaucoma.

Furthermore, in the present study a score of 8 was selected as the minimum standard for good-quality scans. GDx-VCC performance in discriminating normal from glaucomatous eyes with early visual field loss.

Glaucoma detection using the GDx nerve fiber analyzer and the retinal thickness analyzer (RTA).

This research follows the tenets of the Declaration of Helsinki. Each subject underwent a detailed ophthalmic examination, including slit-lamp biomicroscopy, gonioscopy, pachymetry, Goldmann applanation tonometry, stereoscopic examination of the optic disc, and standard automated perimetry SAP, mode, Humphrey Field Analyzer, modelHFA; Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc. The exposure of his story led to increased public awareness of the need for every one over forty to have an eye exam, even if hdx person has no symptoms or complaints.

Yes, you can bill for it and it should be covered, glaicoma like optic nerve photos. Statistical analysis indicates severity of damage at each and every point. Quantitative correlation of nerve fibre loss and visual field defect in glaucoma, ischemic neuropathy, papillodema and toxic glauclma. Can it detect damage that cannot be seen by an ophthalmologist using an ophthalmoscope? GDx VCC imaging was performed by one experienced operator.


Forty-four normal eyes glakcoma refractive error: As far as I know, the numbers that are most important are the actual thickness maps. It is not always from glaucoma, so care must be taken. You do not need to be dilated for this exam. The instrument, called GDx short for glaucoma diagnosisscans the retina in approximately one second, creating a map detailing the retinal nerve fiber layer thickness of the central retina, in particular in the region surrounding the optic nerve.

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

Notice that the thickness is greater at the top and bottom of the nerve. Garbage in, garbage out. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, However, when it comes glauclma differentiating the severity of glaucoma, GDx VCC demonstrates only a moderate ability. Most cases of blindness occur due to late diagnosis of the disease. Patients whose eyes suffered from coexisting retinal diseases, uveitis, or unknown optic neuropathy were also excluded from this study.