Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
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ISSN: 2155-9570

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Honassys R Rocha Silva

Honassys R Rocha Silva
Head Doctor of Clínica do Olho in Salvador,

  • Research Article
    OCT in Prone Position: A New Approach to Glaucoma
    Author(s): Honassys R Rocha SilvaHonassys R Rocha Silva

    Glaucoma is characterized by a progressive loss of ganglion cells and of the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL), mostly related to an intraocular pressure higher than normal. According to the format of the camerular sinus, Glaucoma is divided in Open-Angle and Angle-Closure. Classically, it is known that angle-closure glaucoma is more aggressive than Open-angle Glaucoma for reaching extremely high intraocular pressure levels. The technique that we created is an improvement of the technique idealized and knew as a prone position provocative test for angle-closure glaucoma. As OCT did not exist at that time, the identification of the patient with angle-closure glaucoma was done by comparing the IOP measurements before and after a time with the patient in prone position. The objective of this study is to present a new diagnostic approach using an existing technology: the opti.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9570.1000764

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