Retinal nerve fiber layer analysis in the diagnosis of glaucoma.

  title={Retinal nerve fiber layer analysis in the diagnosis of glaucoma.},
  author={Linda M. Zangwill and Christopher Bowd},
  journal={Current opinion in ophthalmology},
  volume={17 2},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The detection of optic disc and retinal nerve fiber layer damage and change is the cornerstone of glaucoma management. Assessment of the retinal nerve fiber layer for localized and diffuse damage has been traditionally based on clinical examination, with documentation of change primarily qualitative. With the latest improvements in optical imaging instruments, objective and quantitative measurements of the retinal nerve fiber layer are now possible. This review summarizes the… CONTINUE READING

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