Vascular Abnormalities in Nail Bed Suggestive of Glaucoma
October 31, 2011
A study recently reported in the Archives of Ophthalmology, found that nail bed hemorrhage and loss of nail capillaries were strongly associated with the presence of optic disc hemorrhage in patients with glaucoma.
Researchers studied the characteristics of nailfold capillary changes in patients with glaucoma and analyzed their possible relationship to other clinical characteristics of glaucoma. The researchers concluded that nail bed hemorrhage can thus serve as a clinical marker of optic disc hemorrhage in patients with glaucoma.
Click here to read an abstract of the study.
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