Vol. 50, Issue 1, pp. 147-159
glaucoma, intraocular pressure, Ocular Response Analyzer, raw data, tonometry
Purpose: Presented study describes new parameters calculated from the Ocular Response Analyzer (ORA) raw data. Such an approach can increase the applicability of the ORA in ophthalmic diagnosis. Among many proposed and examined by us parameters from raw data of the air pressure and applanation curves, only a few were chosen and then applied for characterizing a selected group of patients. Methods: The study included healthy subjects in a control group and patients divided into 2 groups: suspect and glaucoma. A series of four ORA measurements were taken from each subject. The raw ORA data were numerically analyzed and new parameters were calculated from the ORA curves for each measurement. Comparative analysis was carried out for the newly proposed parameters (and original parameters from the ORA device). Results: This interesting finding is that the new parameters showed a statistically significant ability to distinguish the glaucoma suspect group from healthy and glaucomatous patients. Moreover comparable or higher repeatability than for IOPg and CH was obtained. Conclusion: Raw data from the ORA enables definition and numerical analysis of new parameters, characterizing every measurement, which can be successfully used for describing an individual eye and differentiating between some specific groups of patients.