Are traditional glaucoma tests failing to detect central vision damage?
Phoebe Harkin |
Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness. It has no symptoms and causes no pain, but can lead to complete vision loss if left untreated. Visual field tests are the current standard of care for detecting glaucoma – but they may not be for much longer. According to a study by Columbia University’s Irving Medical Center, the test significantly underestimates the severity of the condition by failing to identify macular damage (1).
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