Year : 2013 | Volume
: 6 | Issue : 2 | Page : 103--107
A comparative study of two methods of optic disc evaluation in patients of glaucoma
Anuradha Chandra1, Arun Kumar Bandyopadhyay2, Gautam Bhaduri3
1 Department of Ophthalmology, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Burdwan Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Medical College Kolkata, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Introduction: Glaucoma is a progressive disorder and requires serial evaluation in order to monitor disease progression and optimize therapy.
Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the correlation between each of cup/disc (C/D) ratio and the disc damage likelihood scale (DDLS) with retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) and global indices in Humphrey field analyzer II (HFA II).
Design: Cross-sectional study.
Materials and Methods: A total of 50 patients diagnosed with primary open angle glaucoma were examined to grade DDLS score and C/D ratio. The average (avg) RNFL was obtained using the Fast RNFL protocol on optical coherence tomography (OCT) (4.0.2 Carl Zeiss). HFA II Swedish Interactive Threshold Algorithm Standard 24-2 visual fields were obtained within 1 month of clinical examination. The correlation of C/D ratio with avg RNFL thickness, Mean deviation and Pattern standard deviation was calculated by Pearson correlation coefficient (r). Similar coefficients were obtained for DDLS.
Results: The P value for the difference in the r between C/D ratio with RNFL (−0.628) and DDLS with RNFL (−0.8369) was significant (P < 0.01) when correlation of C/D, DDLS with RNFL was considered.
Conclusion: The DDLS shows stronger correlation with structural changes in OCT than C/D ratio. The disc diameter and rim width increases the value of clinical optic disc examination.
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Chandra A, Bandyopadhyay AK, Bhaduri G. A comparative study of two methods of optic disc evaluation in patients of glaucoma.Oman J Ophthalmol 2013;6:103-107
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Chandra A, Bandyopadhyay AK, Bhaduri G. A comparative study of two methods of optic disc evaluation in patients of glaucoma. Oman J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 Apr 20 ];6:103-107
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