Continuing Education
Title New Electrophysiological Assessment for Early Glaucoma Detection
Date 2019-02-27
Time 19:30 ~ 20:30
Venue N001, N Podium, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Credit 1
Fee Free for members

$200 (for APPO / HKOA / HKAOK)

$400 (for non-members)
Speaker Dr. Henry Chan Ho Lung PhD PDipOptom FAAO (Associate Professor, The HK PolyU School of Optometry)
Abstract

Abstract

 

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness. It is usually associated with the elevation of the intraocular pressure (IOP) which causes the damage to the retinal nerve cells. Early detection of glaucoma becomes an essential goal to prevent the disease progression and to provide early treatment.
 
With our advancement of a special Multifocal electroretinogram (mfERG) paradigm, it showed up to 93% sensitivity and 95% specificity for differentiating glaucoma eyes from normal eyes.
 
In our 4-year longitudinal study, a significant glaucomatous degeneration was diagnosed in the eyes at the last visit which initially had an abnormal changes found by our mfERG measurement. This special mfERG measurement can detect the glaucomatous changes at least 3 to 4 years before the current ophthalmic assessments in our daily clinical practice. This new visual test is a breakthrough for the early detection of glaucoma.