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May 1978

Second International Visual Field Symposium, Tubingen, Sept 19-22, 1976

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(5):919. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910050511040

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Ophthalmologists who are interested in the latest ideas about perimetric research, equipment, techniques, strategies, and clinical observations, will find new insights and enjoyable reading in this book. It contains 75 papers, which were presented at the Tubingen meeting of the International Perimetric Society. These papers are grouped into eight sections: automation, glaucoma, objective perimetry, fundus and optic disc disease, neuro-ophthalmology, methodology, squint, and color perimetry. Most of the papers are brief descriptions of the results of original research endeavors, and some papers will interest only investigators who also are doing research that involves visual field testing. However, the book contains much information that will stimulate thoughtful and inquisitive clinicians.

Particularly interesting are the papers dealing with automated perimetry, including instrumentation, strategies, and preliminary clinical testing. It seems that an automated perimeter, guided by a well-programmed computer, is able to screen a patient's visual field for, as an example, glaucomatous defects

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