Austritt des retinalen zentralgefassstammes und auspragung der parapapillaren atrophie

Translated title of the contribution: Position of the central vessel trunk and parapapillary atrophy

Wido M. Budde, Jost B. Jonas, János Németh, Anselm E. Gründler

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Abstract

Purpose To evaluate whether the position of the central retinal vessel trunk exit on the lamina cribrosa spatially correlates with the location of parapapillary atrophy in glaucoma. Methods: Color stereo optic disc photographs of 79 patients with primary or secondary open-angle glaucoma and 53 normal subjects were morphometrically evaluated. We determined the position of the central retinal vessel trunk exit on the lamina cribrosa surface and measured the area of parapapillary atrophy in four 90°quadrants. Results: After correction for normal values, the beta zone area of parapapillary atrophy in the glaucoma eyes was significantly larger, when measured in the disc quadrant most distant to the central retinal vessel trunk exit than as if measured in the quadrant containing the vessel trunk exit. Conclusions: Position of the central retinal vessel trunk exit on the lamina cribrosa influences the location of parapapillary atrophy in glaucoma. The longer the distance to the central retinal vessel trunk exit, the more enlarged is parapapillary atrophy.

Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)300-301
Number of pages2
JournalKlinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde
Volume214
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 1999

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Keywords

  • Open-angle glaucoma
  • Parapapillary atrophy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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