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
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..View full abstract
Supported by The Gordon Sanderson Scholarship Fund, Glaucoma New Zealand and The New Zealand Federation of Women's Institutes.