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Medicentro Electrónica

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PEREZ MOLINA, Elina Caridad  y  LEON VEITIA, Lilian. Fundus photography as a diagnostic method in glaucoma. Medicentro Electrónica [online]. 2017, vol.21, n.1, pp.3-10. ISSN 1029-3043.

Glaucoma is an optic neuropathy characterized by alterations in the optic nerve head and associated to vision loss; it constitutes the second cause of blindness globally, although this blindness is considered irreversible and can be prevented with an early diagnosis and adequate treatment of the disease. Several diagnostic methods have been created to detect glaucoma and fundus photography is one of them. It has been used since immemorial times and has passed through a series of transformations resulting from the constant scientific and technical development in the health field, which have allowed their frequent use. This revision was carried out with the objective that ophthalmologists know in detail the characteristics of this diagnostic technique accessible to everyone, its beginnings, technological evolution and use in order to do an early diagnosis and evolution of glaucomatous disease

Palabras clave : fundus oculi; glaucoma/diagnosis.

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