My eye doctor told me one year ago that I have deep optic cupping. I understand that this can be physiological rather than pathological. He didn't do a field vision test at that time, but he measured the C/D ratios at 0.7 in both eyes. I went in recently--one year later--and we did a field vision test. I don't know what the C/D ratio was this time (it looks in the notes as if it was 0.5 for the right eye & 0.8 (hard to read that number) for the right eye, but that’s not entirely clear and that doesn't seem to make a lot of sense, so I'm just not sure.
The results of the visual field test
for the left eye are: nothing to note on the TD or PD; GHT within normal limits; MD -1.14 DB; PSD 1.21 DB).
The right eye, however, is a little different. In addition to general deterioration of vision in that eye over the past year, the results of the visual field test were this: quite a few markings on the TD (I’m not sure how to properly convey those to you in this format—but 3 in the <.5% marking, 7 in the <1% marking, 9 in the <2% marking, 16 in the <5% marking; these are generally in the middle bottom & to the left; the PD has 1 in the <2% marking and 1 in the <5% marking). The GHT is “General Reduction of Sensitivity”, MD -3.91 DB P<1%, PSD 1.47 DB.
I understand that you’re not able to make a diagnosis based on this data alone over the internet, but I just want to get a general sense of what this means. I like as much info & straight-talk as I can get because I can deal with that—feeling uncertain & uninformed is upsetting to me whereas real info is...at least real & something I can learn more about. The opthamologist told me that it is nothing but it seems to me that it might be, that it could be early glaucoma
. I recognize that we might not be able to know much more until some time has passed and we do another field vision test, but my question is more about what it might mean in general, if I should see him sooner than 6 months from now and if I should consider meeting with a specialist.
Sorry this is so long! Thanks for any input you can provide!