Examination of the Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer

The retinal nerve fibers have a characteristic arrangement, which explains the typical visual field defects that occur in primary open angle glaucoma. In addition to the early progressive optic nerve and visual field defects, arc-shaped defects also occur in the nerve fiber layer. These defects may be observed in light with red components (Fig. 10.13).

Examination of the retinal nerve fiber layer. -

Fig. 10.13 The arc-shaped nerve fiber defect (between the arrows) is a sign of an early glaucomatous optic nerve lesion.

Examination of the retinal nerve fiber layer. -

Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer
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