Journal article

Association of Nailfold Capillary Abnormalities With Primary Open-angle Glaucoma and Glaucomatous Visual Field Loss

Hilary Goh, Hannah M Kersten, Jinny J Yoon, Lisa Gossage, Helen V Danesh-Meyer

JOURNAL OF GLAUCOMA | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2021

Abstract

PRECIS: Nailfold capillary abnormalities are associated with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and increased severity of global and central glaucomatous visual field (VF) loss. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether nailfold capillary abnormalities are associated with POAG and the severity of glaucomatous VF loss. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 83 POAG cases and 40 controls was conducted. Nailfold capillaroscopy images were assessed by masked graders for dilated capillaries >50 μm, crossed capillaries, tortuous capillaries, hemorrhages, avascular zones >100 μm, capillary density, and capillary distribution. VF loss in glaucoma cases was quantified u..

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