This lecture will, in relation to primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), review the statistical procedures for identifying visual field abnormality and discuss the graphical and statistical techniques for illustrating, and defining abnormality, of the retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) and of the macular ganglion cell inner plexiform
layer thicknesses imaged by optical coherence tomography.
This structure is different from the vertebrate retina, which contains 10 layers: (1) retinal pigment epithelium, (2) cone and rod layer, (3) outer limiting membrane, (4) outer nuclear layer, (5) outer plexiform layer, (6) inner nuclear layer, (7) inner plexiform
layer, (8) ganglion cell layer, (9) nerve fiber layer, and (10) inner limiting membrane (Blaxter & Janes 1967).
In the normal retina (Figure 6(a)), anti-GABA antibody labels the inner plexiform
layer (IPL), the amacrine cells located on the inner lamina of the INL, and the horizontal cells located on the outer lamina of the INL.