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Depth perception deficits in glaucoma suspects

Abstract

Aim: To investigate depth perception in glaucoma suspects compared to glaucoma patients and controls.

Methods: Glaucoma suspects (n = 16), patients (n = 18), and normal age matched controls (n = 19) aged 40–65 years were prospectively evaluated for depth perception deficits using the Frisby test. Stereoacuity was measured by stereothreshold in seconds of arc for each group.

Results: Glaucoma suspects showed significantly increased mean stereothreshold compared to age matched normals (144.1 (SE 35.2) v 26.6 (3.7) seconds of arc; p = 0.0004). The mean stereothreshold in glaucoma patients was also increased compared to age matched normals 148.1 (33.8) v 26.6 (3.7) seconds of arc; p = 0.0004).

Conclusions: Glaucoma suspects show depth perception deficits. The impaired stereovision in glaucoma suspects suggests that binocular interactions can be disrupted in the presence of normal visual fields by standard achromatic automated perimetry.

  • IOP, intraocular pressure
  • SE, standard error
  • glaucoma
  • visual dysfunction
  • visual cortex
  • binocular function
  • stereopsis
  • central visual pathways
  • IOP, intraocular pressure
  • SE, standard error
  • glaucoma
  • visual dysfunction
  • visual cortex
  • binocular function
  • stereopsis
  • central visual pathways
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