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Sensitivity and specificity of scanning laser polarimetry using the GDx
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    Analysis of GDx printout

    Dear Editor

    The paper by Munkvitz et al. deals with the interpretation of the Nerve Fiber Analyzer (NFA) printout in a sample of healthy and advanced or early glaucomatous eyes. Three independent readers, at different levels of clinical experience, classified GDx printouts while being masked with respect to the eye condition and optic disc pictures. A questionnaire was used by readers to determine diagnosis but n...

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    Subjective evaluation of GDX printout detects asymmetric glaucoma

    Dear Editor

    Recently, Munkwitz et al. reported excellent sensitivities and specificities of scanning laser polarimetry in detecting glaucoma when printouts were subjectively evaluated by experts having at least nine years experience with the device [1].

    The authors clearly defined a major difference with previously published studies, in that they evaluated GDx printouts of both eyes, although 23 of the...

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