Original StudiesOptic Nerve Head Drusen and Visual Field Loss in Normotensive and Hypertensive EyesGrippo, Tomas M. MD*; Shihadeh, Wisam A. MD*; Schargus, Marc MD†; Gramer, Eugen MD†; Tello, Celso MD* ‡; Liebmann, Jeffrey M. MD§ ∥; Ritch, Robert MD* ‡ Author Information *Einhorn Clinical Research Center, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York ‡New York Medical College, Valhalla §Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, New York ∥New York University Medical Center, New York, NY †University Eye Hospital Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany Supported in part by the Steven and Shelley Einhorn Research Fund of The New York Glaucoma Research Institute. No financial interest. Presented in part at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2005. Reprints: Jeffrey M. Liebmann, MD, Glaucoma Service, Manhattan eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, 310 East 14th Street, New York, NY 10003 (e-mail: [email protected]). Received for publication December 11, 2006; accepted June 30, 2007 Journal of Glaucoma: March 2008 - Volume 17 - Issue 2 - p 100-104 doi: 10.1097/IJG.0b013e31814b995a Buy Erratum Metrics Abstract Objective To compare visual field loss (VFL) in eyes with optic nerve head drusen (ONHD) with or without ocular hypertension (OHT). Methods The records of all patients aged 45 years or older with a diagnosis of ONHD at 2 centers were reviewed. OHT was defined as intraocular pressure ≥22 mm Hg. We categorized ONHD into 3 grades based on visibility on disc photographs. Results We identified 22 eyes (13 patients) with both ONHD and OHT and 81 normotensive eyes (47 patients) with ONHD. VFL was present in 20/22 (90.9%) of hypertensive eyes compared with 54/81 (66.7%) of normotensive eyes (P=0.03, Fisher exact test). Drusen grade III and OHT were both independently and significantly associated with greater incidence of VFL (logistic regression analysis). Conclusions VFL occurs more frequently in eyes with ONHD that also have OHT. Eyes with grade III ONHD are at increased risk for VFL compared to eyes with grade I drusen with the same intraocular pressure status. Patients with OHT and ONHD should undergo close surveillance for disease progression and be treated appropriately to prevent additional VFL. Erratum Optic Nerve Head Drusen and Visual Field Loss in Normotensive and Hypertensive Eyes: Erratum In the article that appeared on page 100 of the March 2008 issue, the second author's affiliation was omitted. Wisam A. Shihade, MD, is currently at the faculty of medicine at Jordan University of Science & Technology, Irbid, Jordan. Journal of Glaucoma. 19(2):150, February 2010. © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.