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May 22, 1926

Visual Field Studies.

JAMA. 1926;86(21):1647. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670470055034

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This is the outgrowth of a series of postgraduate lectures, elaborated into a permanent form. It starts with a brief, but interesting history of perimetry as developed during the latter half of the last century, and progresses into the modern concepts of both central and peripheral perimetry. The chapter devoted to retinal physiology is written in a refreshing manner in that the practical application of the dry-as-dust laws is stressed. It may be remembered that the author developed the present day stereocampimeter and consequently is a red-hot enthusiast for binocular fixation in perimetry as well as an ardent devotee of tangential perimetry. According to the trend of modern thought, he seems to be justified. The method of taking visual fields, central and peripheral, arciform and tangential, is given at length, and the ensuing results are analyzed clearly and forcefully. Fully fifty pages are devoted to the visual fields in retrobulbar

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