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June 1981

Multivariate Analysis in Glaucoma: Use of Discriminant Analysis in Predicting Glaucomatous Visual Field Damage

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of British Columbia (Drs Drance, Schulzer, Douglas, and Ms Thomas), and Vancouver General Hospital (Drs Drance and Douglas).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1981;99(6):1019-1022. doi:10.1001/archopht.1981.03930011019007

• A discriminant function obtained in 1978 to separate patients with glaucomatous visual field loss from those without visual field loss was shown to have a predictive value in ocular hypertensive persons as to the subsequent development of visual field loss in five years. A prospective discriminant analysis also was carried out to identify those factors that best separate those in whom visual field defects developed from those in whom they did not.