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June 1955

Ultraviolet Radiation Perimetry with Monochromatic Blue StimuliA Method for Early Detection of Conduction Disturbance in the Retina and Optic Nerve

Author Affiliations

San Francisco
From the Division of Ophthalmology, University of California Medical School.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1955;53(6):870-881. doi:10.1001/archopht.1955.00930010878015
Abstract

The use of ultraviolet radiation as the source of illumination in perimetry is comparatively new. As yet only a preliminary report has been published concerning its general and specific applications.1 Perimetry with ultraviolet (Blacklight) radiation has introduced luminescent test objects in color whose spectral band is so narrow that for practical purposes they are monochromatic stimuli with a saturation and purity of color surpassing any of the previously used papers. Because the luminescent phosphor of the blue test object selectively absorbs only the wave length from 450μ to 475μ, it emits blue light within a very narrow band. It is possible to narrow this wave-length band still further by the use of filters.

This investigation will report clinical observations when monochromatic blue stimuli are used in the examination of the visual field. Normal visual fields for the blue stimuli were first established, after which a variety of visual field

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