Tele-glaucoma: Experiences and Perspectives

  • Georg Michelson
  • Rüdiger Bock
  • Simone Wärntges
  • Joachim Hornegger
  • Berthold Lausen
  • Werner Adler
Chapter

Abstract

Glaucoma, a group of diseases that lead to optic neuropathy, is one of the most common reasons for blindness worldwide [1]. The most common form among the Caucasian population is open-angle glaucoma (OAG) [2]. Glaucoma can be found especially in the elderly population. The relationship between age and glaucoma prevalence is established, while the influence of gender is disputed. Some studies reported a higher prevalence of OAG in men than in women [3–5], while other studies did not find differences [6–8]. Glaucoma is defined by typical changes in the optic nerve head (ONH) and a visual field loss caused by a degeneration of retinal nerve fibers, loss of retinal ganglion cells and astrocytes [9] (glaucomatous optic nerve atrophy). Cross-sectional screening studies of the optic nerve head were performed, which were accomplished to detect optic nerve head pathologies and retinal microangiopathic abnormalities [10, 11].

Keywords

Optic Nerve Optic Nerve Head Intraobserver Reliability Fundus Image Exact Logistic Regression 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Georg Michelson
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Rüdiger Bock
    • 4
  • Simone Wärntges
    • 2
  • Joachim Hornegger
    • 3
    • 4
  • Berthold Lausen
    • 5
  • Werner Adler
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of Erlangen-NurembergErlangenGermany
  2. 2.Interdisciplinary Center of Ophthalmic Preventive Medicine and Imaging (IZPI)University of Erlangen-NurembergErlangenGermany
  3. 3.School of Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT)University of Erlangen-NurembergErlangenGermany
  4. 4.Chair of Pattern RecognitionUniversity of Erlangen-NurembergErlangenGermany
  5. 5.Department of Mathematical SciencesUniversity of EssexColchesterUK
  6. 6.Department of Biometry and EpidemiologyUniversity of Erlangen-NurembergErlangenGermany

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