Glaucoma pp 7-26 | Cite as

What’s New in Structural Tests for Glaucoma

  • Carina Torres Sanvicente
  • M. Reza Razeghinejad
Part of the Current Practices in Ophthalmology book series (CUPROP)


The management of glaucoma relies on timely detection of progression of optic neuropathy over time; therefore, a reliable, repeatable, and reproducible test of the optic nerve and retinal nerve fiber layer structure is quintessential. The fast-paced improvement in technology has contributed a lot to testing of glaucoma; however, the slow progressive nature of the disease requires consistency of test results and also the comparability of technologies when evaluating patients longitudinally. In this chapter, the novel available OCT technologies for structural testing in glaucoma are presented.


Anterior segment OCT Posterior segment OCT Peripapillary RNFL Macular thickness Lamina cribrosa Microarchitecture 



Disclosure: The authors have no financial interest in the materials discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carina Torres Sanvicente
    • 1
  • M. Reza Razeghinejad
    • 1
  1. 1.Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Research Center, Wills Eye HospitalThomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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