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January 1973

A Versatile Color Confrontation Test for the Central Visual FieldA Comparison With Quantitative Perimetry

Author Affiliations

Göteborg, Sweden
From the Department of Opthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Göteborg, Göteborg, Sweden.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;89(1):3-9. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000040005002

Relative visual field defects are associated with an apparent desaturation of colors. A simple confrontation test comparing the subjective hue and saturation of a luminous test object in equally eccentric parts of the central visual field has been correlated with kinetic, achromatic perimetry in 46 cases of relative field defects.

There were five false-negative results in perimetry and two in confrontation. The two tests were equivalent in 39 cases. Seventy cases without evidence of visual pathway disturbances were found normal in both tests. The color saturation confrontation test (CSCT) is considered useful in screening for disturbances of the visual pathways.