Purpose: The Glaucoma Stereo Analysis Study (GSAS), a cross-sectional multicenter collaborative study, used a stereo fundus camera (nonmyd WX) to assess various morphological parameters of the optic nerve head (ONH) in glaucoma patients. We examined the associations between the Disc Damage Likelihood Scale (DDLS), a grading system for estimating glaucomatous ONH damage, and each parameter. Methods: The study included 187 eyes of 187 patients with primary open-angle glaucoma or normal-tension glaucoma. ONH morphological parameters including the DDLS stage were calculated with prototype analysis software. Three independent graders classified each optic disc appearance into four different types: focal ischemic, myopic glaucomatous, senile sclerotic, and generalized enlargement. The correlations between the DDLS and patient characteristics or each ONH parameter were analyzed with Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient. Results: The DDLS was correlated positively with baseline intraocular pressure and visual field pattern standard deviation, and negatively with visual field mean deviation. The DDLS was strongly correlated with vertical cup-to-disc ratio and horizontal cup-to-disc ratio positively, and with minimum rim-disc ratio negatively. The mean DDLS stage in the myopic glaucomatous type tended to be higher than the scores in other types. Conclusion: The DDLS obtained through three-dimensional ONH analysis correlates well with the severity of glaucomatous ONH and visual field damage.
|ジャーナル||Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2016 3 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sensory Systems
- Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience