Abstract #90174 Published in IGR 21-3

Association of Scleral Deformation Around the Optic Nerve Head With Central Visual Function in Normal-Tension Glaucoma and Myopia

Jeon SJ; Park HL; Kim YC; Kim EK; Park CK
American Journal of Ophthalmology 2020; 217: 287-296

PURPOSE: To investigate the structural characteristics of the posterior sclera around the optic nerve head (ONH) in patients with normal-tension glaucoma (NTG) and myopia with central visual field (VF) defect. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: Ninety-seven eyes of 97 NTG patients with myopia were included in this study. Swedish interactive thresholding algorithm (SITA) 24-2 and 10-2 were both performed to compare the central VF with peripheral VF. Optic disc torsion, tilt, and peripapillary atrophy area were calculated in 2-dimensional disc photographs. The most posterior point-that is, the deepest point of the eye (DPE)-was identified in 3-dimensional en face optical coherence tomography results and related measurements were calculated using built-in software. RESULTS: Forty-two eyes had worse SITA 10-2 mean deviation (MD) than SITA 24-2 MD and they were assigned to the central dominant VF defect group. The central dominant VF defect group had larger disc torsion and ONH tilt angle and shallower disc-DPE depth than the peripheral dominant VF defect group. According to logistic regression analysis, large ONH tilt angle and shallow disc-DPE depth were significant factors associated with central visual function impairment. CONCLUSIONS: Subjects with worse central VF than peripheral showed greater peripapillary scleral deformation, such as in torsion and tilt. Their posterior scleral deformation appeared to be closer to the ONH. Scleral deformation around the ONH may be associated with papillomacular bundle and central VF defects.

Department of Ophthalmology, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, South Korea.

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9.2.4 Normal pressure glaucoma (Part of: 9 Clinical forms of glaucomas > 9.2 Primary open angle glaucomas)
8.1 Myopia (Part of: 8 Refractive errors in relation to glaucoma)
2.2 Cornea (Part of: 2 Anatomical structures in glaucoma)
2.14 Optic disc (Part of: 2 Anatomical structures in glaucoma)

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