More focus needed on optic nerve to diagnose severe glaucoma

WAILEA, Hawaii — Clinicians should look more closely at the optic nerve to diagnose cases of severe glaucoma, according to a speaker at Hawaiian Eye 2024.
Louis B. Cantor, MD, said there is an overreliance on using visual fields to diagnose severe glaucoma, which can lead to missing patients with really sick eyes.
“Glaucoma is fundamentally still an optic neuropathy,” he said. “It’s not a visual field. The visual field is a reflection and supposed to help guide us as to what’s going on.”
Specifically, Cantor said ophthalmologists should focus on eyes

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