Arterial narrowing as a predictive factor in glaucoma

  • Moussalli M. Angelica
  • A. Sanseau
  • Carlos Argento


Purpose: To evaluate whether retinal arteriolar widths change in normal patients and in different glaucoma types. We measured the arteriolar width at the merge in the optic nerve (MD), at the edge of the optic nerve (ED) and at the peripapillary area (1 disc diameter distance) (disc distance D). HRT software 1.11, Interactive Means program was used.

One hundred forty three eyes of seventy-two patients divided in four subgroups normal, low-tension glaucoma (LTG), primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) and ocular hypertensive (OH). No statistically significant was found in each studied group. The normal patients showed no changes in the retinal arteriolar width compared with all the glaucoma groups.


Optic Nerve Ocular Hypertensive Retinal Vessel Primary Open Angle Glaucoma Primary Open Angle Glaucoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Moussalli M. Angelica
  • A. Sanseau
  • Carlos Argento
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  1. 1.Instituto de la VisiónBuenos AiresArgentina

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