The Earliest Finding of Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (POAG) and the Mode of Progression

  • K. Iwata

Abstract

It is generally accepted that in early POAG the visual field shows spot-like deep scotomata or arcuate scotoma (Aulhorn, Bengtsson 1979) and disc cup becomes larger. In the earliest stage, usually any abnormal findings can not be recognized by routine examination. It is impossible, therefore, to distinguish the earliest POAG from ocular hypertension. The earliest diagnosis should be established by the earliest identification of optic nerve damage.

Keywords

Depression Retina Glaucoma Photography Scotoma 

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© Springer-Verlag 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Iwata
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  1. 1.Niigata-cityJapan

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