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January 1981

Computer Processing of Visual Field DataI. Recording, Storage, and Retrieval

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology (Dr Hart) and the Biomedical Computer Laboratory (Mr Hartz), Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1981;99(1):128-132. doi:10.1001/archopht.1981.03930010130018

• A minicomputer system has been developed to provide real-time management of visual field data. Records of a large population of patients with glaucoma in a university ophthalmic practice are stored on magnetic disks. Data storage has been semiautomated by means of a microprocessor-controlled recording device for standard perimeters. Existing visual field records may also be digitized by means of a magnetic graphics tablet. Records are retrievable in real time and are graphically displayed at video terminals.