New definitions of glaucoma

Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 1997 Apr;8(2):38-41. doi: 10.1097/00055735-199704000-00007.


At this time, there is no comprehensive and specific definition of glaucoma. Diagnostic tests such as retinal nerve fiber layer observation, scanning laser polarimetry, and confocal scanning laser tomography may improve the diagnosis and detection of glaucoma. Also, new functional tests, including short-wave-length automated perimetry, may provide better detection of glaucoma.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Disease Progression
  • Glaucoma / diagnosis*
  • Glaucoma / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods*
  • Lasers*
  • Optic Nerve / pathology
  • Retinal Ganglion Cells / pathology
  • Visual Field Tests / methods*
  • Visual Fields