Differences in peripapillary atrophy between eyes with and without myopia-shaped disc in normal-tension glaucoma

Tae Arakawa, Goji Tomita, Shiho Kunimatsu, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Makoto Araie, Yang Kun-Jin

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Abstract

We evaluated the role of myopia-shaped disc in glacomatous peripapillary atrophy. Out of patients of normal-tension glaucoma, we selected 24 eyes with myopia-shaped disc and 21 eyes without. The optic disc was subjected to image analysis including tomography of the retina. The findings were compared with visual field defects. Eyes with myopia-shaped disc showed greater peripapillary atrophy than those without showing a similar visual field defect. Parameters for peripapillary atrophy were not significantly correlated with visual field indices in eyes with myopia-shaped disc. There is a possibility that glacomatous peripapillary atrophy may have different pathophysiological significances between eyes with or without myopia-shaped disc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)743-746
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Volume56
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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