The mode of progression of visual field defects in glaucoma

Am J Ophthalmol. 1984 Oct 15;98(4):443-5. doi: 10.1016/0002-9394(84)90128-4.

Abstract

We retrospectively studied 42 eyes of 42 patients with glaucoma to determine the pattern of progression of their visual field defects. In 33 eyes (79%) the scotomas became denser. Enlargement occurred in 22 eyes (52%) and 21 eyes (50%) developed new scotomas. Increased density of the scotomas was the only manifestation of change in ten eyes (24%), three eyes (7%) showed enlargement only, and six (14%) showed only new scotomas. Seventeen eyes (57%) with single hemifield involvement maintained a defective single hemifield throughout the follow-up period.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Eye / physiopathology
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Glaucoma / physiopathology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Scotoma / physiopathology
  • Visual Fields*