Systems for staging the amount of optic nerve damage in glaucoma: a critical review and new material.

@article{Spaeth2006SystemsFS,
  title={Systems for staging the amount of optic nerve damage in glaucoma: a critical review and new material.},
  author={George L. Spaeth and Jo{\~a}o França Lopes and Anna K. Junk and Adriana Paula Grigorian and Jeffrey D Henderer},
  journal={Survey of ophthalmology},
  year={2006},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={293-315}
}
The evaluation of the appearance of the optic disk is central to the diagnosis and management of patients with glaucoma. Grouping patients into categories, monitoring change, and quantitating the rate of change all require some type of quantitative staging of the amount of damage. Though the scientific literature regarding the appearance of the optic disk in glaucoma is extensive, there is remarkably little about quantitative staging of the amount of damage. We have identified eight systems… CONTINUE READING

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