Korean J Ophthalmol > Volume 18(2); 2004 > Article
Korean Journal of Ophthalmology 2004;18(2):100-105.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/kjo.2004.18.2.100    Published online December 30, 2004.
Relationship between the Extent of Peripheral Anterior Synechiae and the Severity of Visual Field Defects in Primary Angle-closure Glaucoma.
Jun Sung Choi, Yong Yeon Kim
Department of Ophthalmology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
We investigated the relationship between the circumferential extent of peripheral anterior synechiae (PAS) and the severity of visual field defects in primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG). Correlations between visual field defects and the extent of PAS were analyzed in 73 eyes; 28 with and 45 without acute attacks. Spearman's correlation coefficient between the severity of visual field defects and the extent of PAS was 0.348 (P = 0.003) in all subjects (n = 73), 0.377 (P = 0.012) in the PACG eyes without acute attacks (n = 45), and 0.338 (P = 0.079) in the eyes with acute attacks (n = 28). Our results showed a statistically significant correlation between the extent of PAS and the severity of visual field damage in PACGoverall, and especially in PACG patients without a history of acute attacks.
Key Words: peripheral anterior synechiae;primary angle-closure glaucoma;visual field

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