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May 1973

Introductory Atlas of Perimetry.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;89(5):444. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000040446028

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This book presents the basics of clinical perimetry in a manner similar to that of a programmed text. The material is presented to the student technician through illustrations and accompanying questions with answers at the end of the book. The text is easy to read and progresses in an orderly fashion.

The opening chapter introduces the tangent screen and the detection and measurement of the blind spot and several types of scotoma. From here, the student proceeds to isopter measurement of the peripheral field of vision and quantitative perimetry for detecting absolute and relative scotomata. The common perimetric defects that are associated with glaucoma and neurologic problems are reviewed. The authors emphasize that thorough knowledge of the visual pathways is the key to understanding the characteristic field defects that are caused by various types of brain damage.

This book serves the beginning technician by outlining the steps essential in approaching

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