The importance of disc hemorrhage in the prognosis of chronic open angle glaucoma

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977 Feb;95(2):226-8. doi: 10.1001/archopht.1977.04450020028004.


The progression of field damage of 48 eyes with chronic simple glaucoma and a splinter hemorrhage on the disc was compared with that of 48 chronic simple glaucoma eyes without hemorrhage. The incidence of visual field progression was substantially higher among those with a hemorrhage. Similar visual field progression was substantially higher in 29 eyes with elevated introcular pressure and a disc hemorrhage when compared with 29 ocular hypertensive patients with no hemorrhage. The prognostic importance of a disc hemorrhage is discussed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Chronic Disease
  • Glaucoma / complications*
  • Glaucoma / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Infarction
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Middle Aged
  • Optic Disk* / blood supply
  • Prognosis
  • Retinal Hemorrhage / etiology*
  • Visual Fields