Diagnostic Tests for Glaucoma

  • Tonometry: measuring intraocular pressure
  • Ophthalmoscopy: visualization of the optic nerve and retina through a dilated eye exam
  • Visual Field Testing: test of the peripheral vision of each eye. This is a functional test of the optic nerve. Information on Visual Field Test.
  • Goinoscopy: examination of the drainage angles (where drainage channels are located) of each eye.
  • Pachymetry: measurement of the thickness of the cornea
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT): measurement of retinal nerve fiber layer
  • Heidelberg Retinal Tomography (HRT): laser measurement of optic nerve architecture

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How to Test for Glaucoma