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Book and Software Review
March 1999

Visual Fields

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by Neil Choplin, MD, and Russell Edwards, MD, 255 pp, with illus, ISBN 1-55642-363-2, Thorofare, NJ, SLACK Inc, 1998.


Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1999

Arch Ophthalmol. 1999;117(3):422-423. doi:

The stated role of the book, "How can I make the task of doing visual fields easier for the patient and more reliable for the physician?" is accomplished in this text. The stratification of information according to technical level of expertise is interesting, but might have been accomplished by dividing the information into basic, intermediate, and advanced levels. Ophthalmic assistants do most of the perimetry in physicians' offices, however, they are not included in section 1 as a group appropriate to learn terminology and the anatomy and physiology behind these screening techniques. The terminology, anatomy, and physiology are very thoroughly explained and also might be better subdivided to include the ophthalmic technologist.

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