Abstract #94978 Published in IGR 22-2

Characteristics of Central Visual Field Progression in Eyes with Optic Disc Hemorrhage

David RCC; Moghimi S; Do JL; Hou H; Hou H; Hou H; Proudfoot J; Proudfoot J; Zangwill LM; Kamalipour A; Nishida T; De Moraes CG; Girkin CA; Liebmann JM; Weinreb RN
American Journal of Ophthalmology 2021; 231: 109-119

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PURPOSE: To investigate the characteristics and rate of central visual field loss after optic disc hemorrhage (DH). DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: Three hundred forty-three eyes of 220 subjects who had ≥3 years of follow-up with a minimum of 5 visits with 10-2 and 24-2 visual field (VF) were recruited. Rates of 10-2 mean deviation (MD) loss in each hemifield and predefined zones were compared using linear mixed-effects models in DH and non-DH eyes. Clustered pointwise regression analysis was also used to define central VF progressors and compared with 24-2 VF loss using guided progression analysis. RESULTS: Thirty-nine eyes with DH and 304 eyes without DH had a mean follow-up of 5.2 years. Eyes with DH had rates of 10-2 MD loss that were 3 times faster than non-DH eyes (mean difference -0.36 dB/year [95% confidence interval 0.54-0.18]; P < .001) and were 3.7 times more likely to progress (P = .002). A larger proportion of glaucomatous eyes showed central VF progression rather than peripheral VF progression in the DH group (30.8% vs. 20.5%) compared with the non-DH group (10.9% vs. 9.2%). In early glaucoma, the rate of 10-2 MD loss was 5.5 times faster in DH eyes than in non-DH eyes (P < .001). Superonasal and superotemporal central VF regions progressed more rapidly than other regions, especially in DH eyes. CONCLUSION: Central VF loss is accelerated in glaucoma eyes with DH and it corresponds topographically to the DH location. In patients with glaucoma with DH, one should consider supplementing 10-2 VFs with 24-2 VFS to monitor the disease.

From the Hamilton Glaucoma Center (R.C.C.D., S.M., J.L.D., H.H., J.P., L.M.Z., A.K., T.N., R.N.W.), Shiley Eye Institute, Viterbi Family Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California.

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6.20 Progression (Part of: 6 Clinical examination methods)
9.4.10 Glaucomas associated with hemorrhage (Part of: 9 Clinical forms of glaucomas > 9.4 Glaucomas associated with other ocular and systemic disorders)
2.14 Optic disc (Part of: 2 Anatomical structures in glaucoma)

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