Ossama Ali Khan, Sajjad Mohammad, Imran Khan, Muhammad Faiq Nisar, Amir Khan, Yasir Amir Khan
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Visual Field Changes in Normal Tension Glaucoma (NTG)

Ossama Ali Khan, Sajjad Mohammad, Imran Khan, Muhammad Faiq Nisar, Amir Khan, Yasir Amir Khan



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ABSTRACT

Aim: To observe the visual field changes in normal tension glaucoma

Study design: Cross sectional study

Study site: Department of Physiology, Khyber Medical College, Peshawar

Study period: six months

Sample size: 100 cases were included who fulfil the criteria.

Results: There were 33(33%) males and 67(67%) females in the study. Visual fields of eyes were investigated. It was revealed that in cases with the right eye problem, 67(67%) had paracentral scotoma, 27(27%) had superior & inferior nasal steps, 1(1%) had scotoma closer to fixation and 5(5%) had arcuate scotoma, while in the left eye cases, 67(67%) had paracentral scotoma, 30 (30%) had superior & inferior nasal steps, 1(1%) had scotoma closer to fixation and 2(2%) had arcuate scotoma.

Conclusion: Visual fields of eyes revealed that in cases with the right eye problem, 67(67%) had paracentral scotoma, 27(27%) had superior & inferior nasal steps, 1(1%) had scotoma closer to fixation and 5(5%) had arcuate scotoma, while in the left eye cases, 67(67%) had paracentral scotoma, 30(30%) had superior & inferior nasal steps, 1 (1%) had scotoma closer to fixation and 2(2%) had arcuate scotoma.

Keywords: Visual field, open angle glaucoma, normal tension glaucoma



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