Purpose:To evaluate the ability of frequency-doubling technology (FDT) perimetry in detecting glaucoma with N-30 and C-20 screening programs. Methods: Eighty eyes of 80 patients were enrolled(40 glaucomatous,40 ontrols. Humphrey achromatic perimetry (standard automated perimetry,SAP) was considered as the ‘gold standard’for diagnosis. To assess whether N-30 screening program could detect more initial glaucomatous defects than C-20, glaucomatous patients included 20 cases with nasal step at SAP (pre-selected by medical chart inspection). Patients underwent two SAP examinations to confirm diagnosis; then two N-30 and two C-20 screening tests with frequency-doubling technology were performed in a randomized sequence. Finally,a frequency-doubling technology N-30 full-threshold examination was performed. Several criteria to define abnormality at frequency-doubling technology screening programs were evaluated. Results:For both C-20 and N-30 screening programs,the best parameter to detect glaucoma was the presence of at least 1 point with P< 5%(sensitivity = 87,5% for both tests and specificity of 90% and 95% for C-20 and N-30,respectively). Both screening procedures obtained a lower sensitivity (75%) in patients with a nasal step, whereas frequency-doubling technology fullthreshold program was able to detect the initial defects in all cases. Conclusions: N-30 and C-20 screening procedures obtained similar results in well-defined glaucoma patients in terms of sensitivity and specificity. In the presence of a standard automated perimetry nasal step, diagnostic ability with both frequency-doubling technology screening strategies decreased and one quarter of nasal steps went undetected.
Capacità diagnostica dei programmi di screening N-30 e C-20 della perimetria a duplicazione di frequenza / P. Fogagnolo, N. Orzalesi, F. Mazzolani, L. Rossetti. - In: OTTICA FISIOPATOLOGICA. - ISSN 1125-1719. - 11:1(2006 Mar), pp. 19-26.
|Titolo:||Capacità diagnostica dei programmi di screening N-30 e C-20 della perimetria a duplicazione di frequenza|
FOGAGNOLO, PAOLO (Primo)
ORZALESI, NICOLA (Secondo)
MAZZOLANI, FABIO (Penultimo)
ROSSETTI, LUCA MARIO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||perimetria a duplicazione di frequenza ; glaucoma ; salto nasale ; screening ; perimetria automatica standard|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/30 - Malattie Apparato Visivo|
|Data di pubblicazione:||mar-2006|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|