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March 1986

Automatic Perimetry in Glaucoma

Arch Ophthalmol. 1986;104(3):339-342. doi:10.1001/archopht.1986.01050150033017

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Abstract

Automatic computerized perimetry is increasingly replacing manual perimetry by its promise of earlier detection of visual field defects and improved quality without the presence of a skilled technician. The transition from manual perimetry to automatic perimetry for the clinician is, however, difficult because the perimetric results are presented differently and understanding the numerical results requires mastering the concepts of differential luminosity threshold, short- and long-term fluctuations of the threshold, and statistical significance of the threshold measurements. Finally, the clinician must decide which automatic perimeter to use. This book is a well-written, wellreferenced, and well-illustrated guide for the person learning to interpret automatic computerized visual fields and considering purchasing an automatic perimeter.

"... a well-written, well-referenced, and well-illustrated guide for the person learning to interpret automatic computerized visual fields..."

Nine chapters of this book deal with the principles of perimetry and static threshold examinations, with emphasis on changes in glaucoma.

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