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November 1972

The Temporal Field in Chronic Simple Glaucoma

Author Affiliations

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of British Columbia, Glaucoma Clinic, Vancouver General Hospital, and the Department of Ophthalmology, Shaughnessy (DVA) Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;88(5):518-522. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000030520009

The temporal visual field shows characteristic nerve fiber bundle defects in chronic simple glaucoma, which have been neglected in the past. Thirty patients with the disease were found to have such temporal field defects in association with classical nasal nerve fiber bundle defects, but sometimes without any other visual field change. The temporal field changes were sometimes found to be the only area of the field showing progression. The characteristics of these temporal defects are presented, and the correlation with disc changes is described.