Diffuse visual field loss in chronic open-angle and low-tension glaucoma

Am J Ophthalmol. 1987 Dec 15;104(6):577-80. doi: 10.1016/0002-9394(87)90166-8.


We examined 37 eyes of 37 patients with chronic open-angle glaucoma and 24 eyes of 24 patients with low-tension glaucoma. All patients had a scotoma confined to the upper or lower hemifield. Eyes with open-angle glaucoma showed twice as much loss of sensitivity in the spared hemifield as compared to eyes with low-tension glaucoma. These differences were statistically significant.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Chronic Disease
  • Female
  • Glaucoma / physiopathology*
  • Glaucoma, Open-Angle / physiopathology*
  • Humans
  • Intraocular Pressure*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nerve Fibers / physiopathology
  • Retina / physiopathology
  • Visual Fields*