Use of discriminant analysis. II. Identification of persons with glaucomatous visual field defects

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978 Sep;96(9):1571-3. doi: 10.1001/archopht.1978.03910060205003.


Thirty-three ocular, systemic, and laboratory variables were used in a discriminant analysis to separate 219 patients suffering from chronic open-angle glaucoma from 100 people who did not have the disease. The analysis used seven of the variables to separate 93% of the patients correctly. Without intraocular pressure, a 90% separation was obtained.

MeSH terms

  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Female
  • Glaucoma / complications*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Methods
  • Middle Aged
  • Optic Disk
  • Statistics as Topic
  • Vision Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Visual Fields*