Update on How often do doctors miss glaucoma

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by gudrun17, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. gudrun17

    gudrun17 Guest

    I still don't have firm diagnosis, but if OCT shows that the optic
    nerve damage is consistent with the visual field defect, that means
    glaucoma is likely, correct? My GS just said the OCT is a piece of the
    puzzle but he still needs more information to make a diagnosis and I am
    coming in Monday to spend all day getting my eye pressures measured and
    see him again. Pressures at the previous exam were 18 in the normal
    eye, 15 in the affected eye.

    To date: two visual field tests show defect at upper periphery from
    about the ten o clock position to the two o clock position with a
    little spur coming down at the one o clock position. It does not
    connect with the blind spot. This is all at the outer periphery, which
    I guess on this field test would be 24 degrees. He did say the defect
    does not look typical of glaucoma, but I suppose that doesn't mean it's
    not.

    So I'm still waiting to find out for sure but my GS would not give an
    opinion on whether it's probably NTG or not. I was thinking the OCT
    would tell him for sure.
     
    gudrun17, Feb 9, 2005
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