Blind spot question

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Don W, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. Don W

    Don W Guest

    Does the visual blind spot (optic disc) dimension change with glaucoma?

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    Don W, Nov 16, 2007
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  2. Don W

    VA eye doc Guest

    Yes, as damage occurs to the optic nerve the blindspot may enlarge.
    This does not necessarily occur in all cases of glaucoma. The other
    thing that frequently occurs is the development of new blindspots that
    may gradually enlarge as the glaucoma progresses. This is why visual
    field testing is performed and is one means of monitoring for
    stability or progression of glaucoma.
     
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  3. Don W

    Don W Guest

    Do you happen to know where in the literature this type of
    enlargement is documented?

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    Don W, Nov 17, 2007
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  4. Don W

    Don W Guest

    A standard field test is not good enough?

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    Don W, Nov 17, 2007
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