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February 1977

The Importance of Disc Hemorrhage in the Prognosis of Chronic Open Angle Glaucoma

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of British Columbia, and Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, Canada (Drs Drance and Butler and Ms Fairclough), and the Division of Ophthalmology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City (Dr Kottler).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(2):226-228. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450020028004

• The progression of field damage of 48 eyes with chronic simple glaucoma and a splinter hemorrhage on the disc was compared with that of 48 chronic simple glaucoma eyes without hemorrhage. The incidence of visual field progression was substantially higher among those with a hemorrhage. Similar visual field progression was substantially higher in 29 eyes with elevated intraocular pressure and a disc hemorrhage when compared with 29 ocular hypertensive patients with no hemorrhage. The prognostic importance of a disc hemorrhage is discussed.

(Arch Ophthalmol 95:226-228, 1977)