Assessment of Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Using Optical Coherence Tomography and Scanning Laser Polarimetry in Progressive Glaucomatous Optic Neuropathy

Mitra Sehi, David Greenfield

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Purpose: To describe a case of progressive glaucomatous optic neuropathy using scanning laser polarimetry with fixed (SLP-FCC) and variable corneal compensation (SLP-VCC) and optical coherence tomography (OCT). Design: Observational case report. Methods: A 21-year-old male with juvenile primary open-angle glaucoma developed progression because of noncompliance with therapy. The patient underwent dilated stereoscopic examination and photography of the optic disk, standard automated perimetry (SAP), OCT, and SLP imaging with FCC and VCC at the baseline examination and after four years of follow-up. Results: Optic disk, retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) atrophy, and SAP progression was observed. Reduction in mean RNFL thickness (average, superior, inferior) was 18, 18, and 27 microns (OCT); 22, 40, and 17 microns (SLP-FCC); and 6, 12, and 12 microns (SLP-VCC), respectively. Conclusions: This case demonstrates that digital imaging of the peripapillary RNFL is capable of documentation and measurement of progressive glaucomatous RNFL atrophy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1056-1059
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume142
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

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Scanning Laser Polarimetry
Optic Nerve Diseases
Optical Coherence Tomography
Nerve Fibers
Visual Field Tests
Optic Disk
Atrophy
Photography
Documentation

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