: To evaluate the relationship between visual acuity, visual field and spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) parameters, including retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL), ganglion cell-internal plexiform layer (GC-IPL) thicknesses, and optic nerve head parameters in patients with severe glaucoma. : Patients with the diagnosis of severe glaucoma were recruited from the data gathered at our glaucoma department. A detailed ophthalmic examination was performed using the Standard Automated Perimetry (the 30-2 SITA standard program was used for VF testing). Cirrus EDI-OCT was used for peripapillary RNFL and GC-IPL thickness measurements. Optic nerve head parameters, including mean cup-to-disc (c/d) ratio, rim area, vertical c/d ratio, cup volume, were also measured by spectral domain OCT. Correlations between these structural parameters and functional parameters (visual acuity, VF parameters) were investigated. : Forty-one eyes of 34 patients with severe glaucoma were enrolled in this study. Correlations between BCVA and mean GC-IPL thickness ( = .03), superior GC-IPL thickness ( = .03), inferonasal GC-IPL thickness ( = .01), superonasal GC-IPL thickness ( = .01), superotemporal GC-IPL thickness ( = .04), and rim area ( = .00) were found to be positive statistically significant. There was also a positive statistically significant correlation between MD and inferotemporal GC-IPL thickness ( = .03). Negative statistically significant correlations were found between BCVA and mean c/d ratio ( = .00), vertical c/d ratio ( = .02) and cup volume ( = .00). : Mean, superior, inferonasal, superonasal, and superotemporal GC-IPL thicknesses and mean c/d ratio, vertical c/d ratio and cup volume were found to be correlated with BCVA in patients with severe glaucoma.
a Department of Ophthalmology, Sakarya University MedicalEducation and Research Hospital , Sakarya , Turkey.Full article
188.8.131.52 Posterior (Part of: 6 Clinical examination methods > 6.9 Computerized image analysis > 6.9.2 Optical coherence tomography)
6.6.2 Automated (Part of: 6 Clinical examination methods > 6.6 Visual field examination and other visual function tests)