For normal vs. early glaucoma, the parameter with the best AROC was Nerve fiber Key Words: GDx VCC polarimetry, glaucoma, retinal nerve fiber damage. PURPOSE: To evaluate the performance of the HRT II (Heidelberg retinal tomograph) and GDx (glaucoma detection) retinal nerve fibre. Eur J Ophthalmol. Mar-Apr;16(2) Glaucoma detection using the GDx nerve fiber analyzer and the retinal thickness analyzer (RTA). Hoffmann EM(1).

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GDx – Diagnosing Glaucoma with Imaging

The idea is that in glaucoma you have focal loss of tissue, whereas aging causes diffuse loss. The top and bottom of the nerve also happen to be the first areas usually affected by glaucoma. Materials and Methods This cross-sectional study included 50 normal eyes from 50 normal subjects and glaucomatous eyes from glaucoma patients.

Relationship between patterns of visual field loss and retinal nerve fiber layer thickness glajcoma.

The margin of the optic disc was manually marked with an ellipse of the reflection image of the fundus. There is no glauxoma significant difference in terms of refractive error between the normal and the glaucoma groups. Glaucoma is the number two cause of blindness in Israel today. Add a Comment click here to cancel reply.


You do not need to be dilated for this exam. Which areas are affected first by glaucoma? All the printouts were evaluated by the same ophthalmologist.

Do you think it will become a standard diagnostic tool for testing glaucoma in the future? Conclusions GDx-VCC-measured parameters may serve as a useful tool to distinguish normal from glaucomatous eyes; in particular, NFI turned out to be the best discriminating parameter. We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic ability of GDx VCC to discriminate between the different stages of the glaucoma disease.

Are these machines relatively commonplace or still experimental? glaucooma

National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Do most glaucoma specialists have access to GDx? There were some limitations in our study.

There is a statistically significant correlation between each of the abovementioned parameters and PSD for each glaucoma subgroup as well as for the glaucoma group as a whole. The sensitivity and specificity of nerve fiber layer measurements in glaucoma as determined with scanning laser polarimetry. Prog Retin Eye Res. As far as I know, the numbers that are most important are the actual thickness maps. Statistical analysis of the damage compared to normal values.

A comparison of HRT II and GDx imaging for glaucoma detection in a primary care eye clinic setting.

I am not sure if it is the test of the future. Related Topics How is Glaucoma Diagnosed? In addition, repeating measurements every few months to years enables us to monitor disease progression. Some doctors have access to the GDx. The circles represent the nerve.


GDx Nerve Fiber Analyzer – Glaucoma Service Foundation to Prevent Blindness

Another possible tdx might originate from cataract changes, which might influence the result of visual field performance. The optic nerve is damaged in glaucoma because of increased intra-ocular pressure, pressure that, over time, damages optic nerve fibers. The diagnostic power was evaluated by the areas under the receiver operating characteristic AROC.

The effect of atypical birefringence patterns on glaucoma detection using scanning laser polarimetry with variable corneal compensation.

Open in a separate window. On the other hand, for moderate- vs. The evaluation of glaucomatous visual field defects was made based gglaucoma the following liberal criteria: Glaucoma detection using scanning laser polarimetry with variable corneal polarization compensation.

Can it detect damage that cannot be seen by an ophthalmologist using an ophthalmoscope?

This is the first GDx machine stationed in Israel, and it can enable improved diagnosis and monitoring of our glaucoma patients. Such damage to the nerve is irreversible. That is my fear.