Häntzschel J. · Terai N. · Furashova O. · Pillunat K. · Pillunat L.E.
Department of Ophthalmology, Carl Gustav Carus University Hospital, Dresden, Germany Ophthalmologica 2014;231:160-165 (DOI:10.1159/000355326)
Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate differences in the nerve fiber layer and glaucoma-induced structural optic nerve head (ONH) damage in patients with normal- (NTG) and high-tension (HTG) glaucoma. Methods: In this retrospective pair-matched comparative study, 22 NTG and 22 HTG eyes were matched according to the same glaucomatous damage based on rim volume, rim area and disk size, as measured by Heidelberg retinal tomography (HRT III). Visual fields (VF) were assessed by Humphrey perimetry, and nerve fiber layer thickness was determined both by scanning laser polarimetry (GDxVCC) and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT).