Flicker defined form, standard perimetry and Heidelberg retinal tomography: Structure-function relationships

Parul Ichhpujani, David C. Lo, Victor Cvintal, Michael Waisbourd, Adam Averbuch, Benjamin E. Leiby, Jonathan S. Myers, George L. Spaeth, L. Jay Katz

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Abstract Objective To compare flicker defined form (FDF) perimetry using the Heidelberg edge perimeter (HEP) with standard automated perimetry (SAP) on the Humphrey visual field (HVF) analyzer and to compare their relationship to structural measurements acquired with the Heidelberg retina tomograph. Design Prospective, observational study. Participants Thirty-one glaucomatous eyes with varying severity and 13 normal control eyes were included in this analysis. Methods All subjects underwent FDF testing on the HEP using the 24-2 protocol by the adaptive staircase thresholding algorithm standard strategy and SAP on the HVF analyzer 750 II using the SITA-Standard 24-2 test. Heidelberg retina tomography (HRT) testing was obtained for each patient. Spearman correlation coefficient, mean deviation (MD), and pattern standard deviation measurements by both machines were compared. Results FDF and SAP MD were significantly correlated (r = 0.81, p < 0.001). FDF and SAP MD were significantly correlated with HRT cup/disc ratio (FDF MD: p < 0.001; SAP MD: p = 0.003), disc area (FDF MD: p = 0.005; SAP MD: p = 0.059), rim volume (FDF MD: p < 0.001; SAP MD: p < 0.001), and retinal nerve fibre layer (FDF MD: p < 0.001; SAP MD: p < 0.001). Conclusions This pilot study shows that the MD parameter of FDF correlated with SAP results. FDF and SAP had significant correlations with HRT parameters in glaucomatous and healthy eyes. The potential utility of FDF in the clinical management of glaucoma requires further investigation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number765
Pages (from-to)290-296
Number of pages7
JournalCanadian Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume50
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2015
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Flicker defined form, standard perimetry and Heidelberg retinal tomography: Structure-function relationships'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this