Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Distant thermography and analysis of pupillary reactions in diagnostics of primary openangle glaucoma

Year: 2012, volume 8 Issue: №2 Pages: 266-270
Heading: Ophtalmology Article type: Original article
Authors: Lopatinskaya N.R., Kamenskih T.G., Usanov D.A., Skripal A.M., Vagarin A.Yu., Sagaidachny A.A.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University

Research objective: comparative analysis of distant thermography, Doppler ultrasound and pupillary reactions in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma at various stages of the disease with compensated intraocular pressure. Materials. 129 patients (216 eyes) with diagnosis of POAG at various stages ofthe disease (the main group) have been examined. Intraocular pressure has been normalized with medications, or with medications + laser surgery. The control group has consisted of patients with initial and immature cataract of similar age and sex (30 patients — 52 eyes). All patients have experienced thermal, Doppler study, and a study of pupil response to light. Results. It has been revealed that the temperature ofthe open optic fissure in patients with POAG correlated with hemodynamics in the central retinal artery and short posterior ciliary arteries. It has been also noted the reduction of pupillary reaction in the progression of glaucoma optic neuropathy. Conclusion. Data of distant thermography, Doppler ultrasound and video recording of pupillary reaction are different with various stages of glaucoma process. The investigation allows to use these methods for monitoring of patients with primary open-angle glaucoma

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