Key PointsQuestionDo patients whose eyes have myopia, open-angle glaucoma, or both exhibit decreased peripapillary perfused capillary density? FindingsIn this cross-sectional study, 87 people with myopic eyes with glaucoma, 17 patients with myopic eyes without glaucoma, 93 patients with non-myopic eyes with glaucoma, and 51 control participants were assessed for perfused capillary density via optical coherence tomography angiography and customized software. The presence of PCD was associated with a progressive decrease from control status and myopia without glaucoma to nonmyopia with glaucoma to myopia with glaucoma. MeaningThese findings suggest that open-angle glaucoma might have a greater effect on perfused capillary density than myopia does.
JAMA Ophthalmology – American Medical Association
Published: May 5, 2018