my approach to glaucoma: HRT (Heidelberg) shows improvement of the eye nerve

Submitted by robekb on Thu, 09/09/2010 - 1:12pm

There was a big surprise for me as I have had today my eye HRT exam. I decided to do the HRT after two months after the recent test as I was curious whether there was any effect from the changes which I have seen in my IOPs (which originated about two months ago).

Quite unexpectedly for me the scan of my eye nerve is, I believe, showing improvement. I haven't discussed this with my doc yet as I have a scheduled visit for next month. BTW my state today when taking the eye exam was far from perfect: I had higher than usual IOP due to a nasty cold and stuffed sinuses.

My GDx Nerve Fiber Analysis Results

Submitted by dave on Wed, 01/21/2009 - 9:02pm

Here are my GDx Nerve Fiber Analysis results from my eye exam today. The results are slightly better than my last GDx exam as well as my GDx exam from about two years ago. At this point I doubt we can say anything concrete about the significance of the positive change except that things are certainly not getting worse! Big Smile

Nerve Fiber Loss Timeline

Submitted by dave on Sat, 01/20/2007 - 12:38pm


I wonder if it is possible to guess about the rate of progression of my optic nerve damage (in my right eye) using my existing test results. Unfortunately, over the last 2.5 years since my diagnosis, my optic nerve analyses have not all been performed with the same instruments. However, given the available information, I'm wondering if it is possible to guess whether the rate of damage is slowing since the beginning of 2006 or not.

I have had either a GDx or an HRT test on the following dates:

Drugs Affecting Pupil Diameter Influence GDx Results

Submitted by dave on Sat, 12/09/2006 - 9:02pm

Make sure your GDx tests are performed under similar conditions in regard to any medications that affect your pupil size.

Influence of Pupillary Diameter, Ciliary Muscle Tone, and Ambient Light on Nerve Fiber Layer Measurements With Scanning Laser Polarimetry

Paranhos A Jr, Silvestre AM, Passerotti CC, Martins EM, Mello PA, Prata JA Jr, Shields MB.

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