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Beyond Gonioscopy: Digital Imaging of the Anterior Segment

  • Robert J. Noecker
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Abstract

Evaluation of the angle is an essential part of the exam of the glaucoma patient. Gonioscopy is a somewhat subjective evaluation of the anterior chamber angle of the eye using a lens. Gonioscopy is essential to determine what subtype of glaucoma an individual may have. However, at times, it may be difficult to obtain consistent gonioscopic results because of factors related to the patient’s eye and/or cooperation. Gonioscopy is never as objective as we would like for it to be.

Keywords

Anterior Chamber Anterior Segment Ciliary Body Trabecular Meshwork Angle Closure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert J. Noecker
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  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyUPMC Eye Center, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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