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January 1981

Computer Processing of Visual Field Data: I. Recording, Storage, and Retrieval

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology (Dr Hart) and the Biomedical Computer Laboratory (Mr Hartz), Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1981;99(1):128-132. doi:10.1001/archopht.1981.03930010130018

• A minicomputer system has been developed to provide real-time management of visual field data. Records of a large population of patients with glaucoma in a university ophthalmic practice are stored on magnetic disks. Data storage has been semiautomated by means of a microprocessor-controlled recording device for standard perimeters. Existing visual field records may also be digitized by means of a magnetic graphics tablet. Records are retrievable in real time and are graphically displayed at video terminals.

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