Laser scanning tomography and angiography of the optic nerve head for the diagnosis and follow-up of glaucoma

Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 1997 Apr;8(2):7-12. doi: 10.1097/00055735-199704000-00003.


New imaging technologies allow us to detect and follow very subtle changes of the structure and perfusion of the optic nerve head. Two of these technologies, confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy and confocal tomographic angiography are reviewed, focusing on new data and advances reported in the past year. These and other technologies (eg, nerve fiber layer polarimetry, optical coherent topography, and laser doppler flowmetry) will enhance the ability to diagnose and monitor glaucomatous disc damage.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Fluorescein Angiography / methods*
  • Fundus Oculi
  • Glaucoma / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
  • Lasers*
  • Optic Disk / blood supply
  • Optic Disk / pathology*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Tomography / methods*