Comparison of visual field defects in normal-tension glaucoma and high-tension glaucoma

Am J Ophthalmol. 1986 Feb 15;101(2):204-7. doi: 10.1016/0002-9394(86)90596-9.


In a prospective comparison of visual defects in 23 patients with normal-tension glaucoma and 23 with high-tension glaucoma, the groups were matched for equal involvement of the optic disk. F profiles on the Octopus 201 Perimeter were used to quantify thresholds at 1-degree intervals from fixation to define eccentricity, depth, and slope of the scotoma. The mean eccentricity of scotomas in the normal-tension group was 4.86 degrees from fixation; in the high-tension group it was 2.96 degrees. These differences were statistically significant (P less than .01). No statistically significant differences were found between the slopes of the scotomas or depths of the scotomas in the two groups.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Glaucoma / physiopathology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies
  • Vision Disorders / physiopathology*
  • Visual Fields*