Detection of glaucoma progression

Research Description

Glaucoma is a slowly progressive chronic disease. Ocular imaging allows an early detection and tracing of the disease progression at micron scale. We have been using ocular imaging devices to monitor a large group of healthy and glaucoma subjects.

We are testing methods for improved detection of disease progression. We seek to identify baseline features associated with future progression and determine the relationship between structure and function progression.
 

Glaucoma progression analysis shown with scanning laser polarimetry (1) and time domain OCT (2). Visual field pattern deviation maps over 6 years of follow-up and corresponding visual field index progression analysis (3). In this case all testing modalities indicate progression.