Photography of the Optic Nerve

  • Roy WhitakerJr.
  • Von Best Whitaker


Characteristic glaucomatous damage to the optic nerve and nerve fiber layer (NFL) are definitive structural features for the diagnosis of glaucoma. Clinical evaluation of the nerve may be difficult when the patient is blinking, moving, avoiding the examining light, and with ocular saccades.


Optic Nerve Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Optic Nerve Head Stereo Image Fundus Camera 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roy WhitakerJr.
    • 1
  • Von Best Whitaker
    • 2
  1. 1.Eye Consultants of GreensboroGreensboroUSA
  2. 2.North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, School of NursingGreensboroUSA

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