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Scanning laser polarimetry of the peripapillar retinal nerve fiber layer in glaucoma cases
Author(s): Slawomir Janiec; Marek Rzendkowski; Stanislawa Gierek-Ciaciura; Monika Szymkowiak; Barbara Momot-Kawalska
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Paper Abstract

Scanning laser polarimetry is the method of evaluating the thickness of the retinal nerve fiber layer. Different pathologies damage retinal fibers, but in glaucoma the damage is present very often before other symptoms reveal. As the earliest possible diagnosis of glaucoma is essential for treatment results, scanning laser polarimetry offers a very useful diagnostic tool for ophthalmology. This paper describes the principles of the method and discusses the results obtained in 50 glaucomatous eyes in conjunction with 2- and 3-D topographical parameters of the optic disc.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 1998
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3579, Ophthalmic Measurements and Optometry, (22 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328312
Show Author Affiliations
Slawomir Janiec, Silesian Medical Academy (Poland)
Marek Rzendkowski, Silesian Medical Academy (Poland)
Stanislawa Gierek-Ciaciura, Silesian Medical Academy (Poland)
Monika Szymkowiak, Silesian Medical Academy (Poland)
Barbara Momot-Kawalska, Silesian Medical Academy (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3579:
Ophthalmic Measurements and Optometry
Maksymilian Pluta; Mariusz Szyjer, Editor(s)

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