Which modalities may be used in the future for ocular blood flow analysis in the workup of low-tension glaucoma?

Updated: Jun 10, 2020
  • Author: Mitchell V Gossman, MD; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Future diagnostic modalities - Ocular blood flow analysis (see below)

  • Scanning laser ophthalmoscopy - Retinal and choroidal, superficial optic nerve head
  • Doppler ultrasonography - Carotid arteries
  • Confocal scanning laser Doppler flowmetry (Heidelberg Retinal Flowmetry) - Short posterior ciliary artery circulation, optic nerve head
  • Diffuse tension MRI (DTI) - Reduction of the optic radiation volume in patients with normal-tension glaucoma, in relation to arterial hypertension and cerebral microangiopathy stage [14]

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