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Abstract #50382 Published in IGR 14-2

Predictive value of confocal scanning laser for the onset of visual field loss in glaucoma suspects

Larrosa JM; Polo V; Ferreras A; Gil L; Fuertes I; Pablo LE
Ophthalmology 2012; 119: 1558-1562


PURPOSE: To perform a longitudinal multivariate analysis of the ability of Moorfields Regression Analysis (MRA) to predict the onset of glaucoma in a population of patients with suspected glaucoma due to appearance of the optic nerve head. DESIGN: Prospective longitudinal evaluation of a diagnostic test. PARTICIPANTS: Single, randomly selected eye of prospectively recruited patients with suspected glaucoma based on the optic nerve head appearance on stereophotographs and normal baseline visual field results. METHODS: The MRA was evaluated at baseline (Heidelberg Retina Tomograph; Heidelberg Engineering, Dossenheim, Germany), and visual field tests were repeated every 6 months. A longitudinal multivariate proportional hazard ratio (HR) analysis was performed, and likelihood ratios and positive and negative predictive values were compared. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Onset of visual field losses. RESULTS: The study included 230 eyes that were followed up during a mean period of 62±14 months, ranging from 4 to 7 years. The predicted HR (for onset of visual field losses) of the MRA temporal-inferior sector outside normal limits was 3.65 (95% confidence interval [CI], 2.32-5.75; P < 0.0001). An MRA temporal-superior sector outside normal limits had an HR of 3.43 (95% CI, 2.21-5.32; P < 0.0001). CONCLUSIONS: The temporal-inferior and temporal-superior positions of the MRA are highly predictive for the onset of visual field loss in glaucoma suspects. FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE(S): The author(s) have no proprietary or commercial interest in any materials discussed in this article.

Miguel Servet University Hospital (Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud), Zaragoza, Spain.

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Classification:

6.9.1.1 Confocal Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopy (Part of: 6 Clinical examination methods > 6.9 Computerized image analysis > 6.9.1 Laser scanning)
6.6.2 Automated (Part of: 6 Clinical examination methods > 6.6 Visual field examination and other visual function tests)



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