Retinal nerve fiber layer photography in glaucoma

Ophthalmology. 1985 Jul;92(7):877-9. doi: 10.1016/s0161-6420(85)33941-6.


Retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) photographs can be used for detection of early glaucomatous damage and in the follow-up of patients with established glaucoma. Enlarged black-and-white paper-prints taken with a wide-angle fundus camera as well as stereophotographs of the peripapillary retina have proven quite useful. This article gives a detailed description of both the photographic and the laboratory techniques involved in the process of making good quality RNFL photographs.

MeSH terms

  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Glaucoma / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Nerve Fibers / ultrastructure*
  • Retina / pathology*