July 1984

The Visual Fields Manual: A Practical Guide to Testing and Interpretation

Author Affiliations

Portland, Ore


by Jonathan D. Trobe, MD, and Joel S. Glaser, MD, 224 pp, 200 illus, Gainesville, Fla, Triad Publishing Co, 1983, $17.95.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1984;102(7):964. doi:10.1001/archopht.1984.01040030772004

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As Trobe and Glaser point out in the preface, no one loves to perform visual fields. Such unpopularity of a time-honored technique arises in no small way from the lack of thorough grounding in perimetric technique and interpretation imparted in most ophthalmology residency programs today. This book grew out of the authors' attempts to teach such skills to ophthalmologists and technicians at their respective institutions. As such, it has enjoyed not only the input of two skilled clinical neuro-ophthalmologists, but the suggestions and constructive criticisms of a trial group of users over a prepublication period of six years. The result is a tightly written and clearly stated treatise that achieves the authors' purpose of providing "a practical and theoretical framework on which to build experience."

The initial three chapters discuss the topography of the hill of vision and the different map-making methods employed with kinetic and static perimetry. The departures

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