Arterial narrowing as a predictive factor in glaucoma

Int Ophthalmol. 2001;23(4-6):271-4. doi: 10.1023/a:1014417606396.


To evaluate whether retinal arteriolar widths change in normal patients and in different glaucoma types. We measured the arteriolar width at the merge in the optic nerve (MD), at the edge of the optic nerve (ED) and at the peripapillary area (1 disc diameter distance) (disc distance D). HRT software 1.11, Interactive Means program was used. One hundred forty three eyes of seventy-two patients divided in four subgroups normal, low-tension glaucoma (LTG), primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) and ocular hypertensive (OH). No statistically significant was found in each studied group. The normal patients showed no changes in the retinal arteriolar width compared with all the glaucoma groups.

MeSH terms

  • Glaucoma, Open-Angle / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Ocular Hypertension / diagnosis
  • Optic Disk / blood supply
  • Retinal Artery / pathology*
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion / diagnosis*
  • Retrospective Studies