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Temps-multiplex stéréophotographie: évaluation qualitative et semi-quantitative en 2D et 3D de l’atrophie optique glaucomateuse

Lehmann, MV and Mardin, CY and Lausen, B and Reulbach, U and Bergua, A (2006) 'Temps-multiplex stéréophotographie: évaluation qualitative et semi-quantitative en 2D et 3D de l’atrophie optique glaucomateuse.' Journal Français d'Ophtalmologie, 29 (8). pp. 916-923. ISSN 0181-5512

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Abstract

Purpose - Real color documentation of the optic nerve head (ONH) is one of the most important methods in identifying early progression of glaucomatous optic nerve damage. This study qualitatively and semiquantitatively compared the evaluation of ONH photographs, using a 3D time-multiplexing system and conventional 2D photography, visualized on a computer monitor. Patients and methods - Twelve 15� sequential stereophotographs from the Erlangen Glaucoma Registry were scanned by a SprintScan 35 Plus Film scanner (Polaroid, Waltham, MA, USA) and converted by computer software (3D-PIX, NuVision, McNaughton Inc., Beaverton, OR, USA) in jps format (3D). The same ONH images were shown in 2D and 3D to 22 subjects: 12 residents and ten ophthalmologists and evaluated using a standardized questionnaire. Results - We observed a significantly better evaluation with stereoscopic pictures for both qualitative parameters (cup depth, visibility of the retinal nerve fibers, and the thinnest location of the neuroretinal rim) and quantitative parameters (c/d ratio and size of the disc, depending on the training level: in 3D better evaluation by the residents, in 2D by the ophthalmologists). With 2D pictures, we found better evaluation of the ? zone and the stage of atrophy. Other than the method used for the entire evaluation, there was no significant difference between the groups. For the parameters weighed for clinical importance, the score of correct answers was significantly better with stereoscopic pictures. Conclusion - This study showed a significantly better evaluation of glaucomatous ONH atrophy with 3D images than with 2D pictures, independently of the evaluators? clinical training level. The computer-based evaluation of ONH atrophy using a time-multiplexing system (shutter glasses) may improve the diagnosis of glaucoma patients.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 3D; time-multiplexing stereophotography; optic disc evaluation; glaucoma diagnosis; telemedicine
Subjects: R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Mathematical Sciences, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2012 10:33
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 13:24
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/2458

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