The result of visual field assisted with computer program of Glaucoma patients in Chumphon Khet Udomsakdi Hospital

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Anant Bhornmata


Background: Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. Functional evaluation has used to monitor the disease progression by using perimetry. To interpret the visual filed test the reliability is most important. This research aims to compare the reliability of perimetry between computer-assisted and conventional method.

Methods: Seventy-seven Glaucoma patients with never undergo for CT-VF were enrolled in this study. The patients had divided into two groups, the computer-assisted group and conventional method group to performed VF test. The parameters of FL, FP and FN were compared by using Mann-Whitney U test.

Results: The result showed male and female are 32.43% and 67.57% in computer-assisted group and 47.50% and 52.50% in conventional method group respectively. The mean +/- standard deviation (S.D.) age was 63.35+/-8.43 in computer-assisted group and 59.73+/-12.37 in conventional method group respectively. All parameters of FL, FP and FN were compared in each group with p value 0.10, 0.37 and 0.53 respectively.

Conclusion: The reliability of perimetry in conventional method group is superior than computer-assisted group in this study.

Conflict of Interest: Author has no financial interest in this study.


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