Five rules to evaluate the optic disc and retinal nerve fiber layer for glaucoma.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

A systematic approach for the examination of the optic disc and retinal nerve fiber layer is described that will aid in the detection of glaucoma. This approach encompasses 5 rules: evaluation of optic disc size, neuroretinal rim size and shape, retinal nerve fiber layer, presence of parapapillary atrophy, and presence of retinal or optic disc hemorrhages. A systematic process enhances the ability to detect glaucomatous damage as well as the detection of progression, and facilitates appropriate management.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fingeret, M; Medeiros, FA; Susanna, R; Weinreb, RN

Published Date

  • November 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 76 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 661 - 668

PubMed ID

  • 16298320

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1529-1839

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.optm.2005.08.029


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States