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July 1985

Computerized Visual Fields: What They Are and How to Use Them

Arch Ophthalmol. 1985;103(7):903. doi:10.1001/archopht.1985.01050070029019

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Abstract

Computerized perimetry and its clinical applications are clearly and thoroughly described in this excellent textbook. The numerous types of computerized perimeters available and the increasing numbers of instruments in use make it timely and valuable. The Octopus perimeter is the only instrument described, although the basic principles apply to others.

The book is divided into two sections. The first section describes the technology of computerized perimetry—the testing technique, fluctuations in testing, the reliability parameters, and the basic and advanced

"The authors describe the advantages and limitations of each program type and describe clinical situations in which each would be suitable."

software examination programs. Clinicians will find the discussions of nonquantitative screening programs, screening-with-quantitation programs, full quantitation programs, and statistical analyses especially valuable. The authors describe the advantages and limitations of each program type and describe clinical situations in which each would be suitable. The printout types are described in detail.

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