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January 1982

The Visual Fields: A Textbook and Atlas of Clinical Perimetry

Author Affiliations

Iowa City


ed 5, by David O. Harrington, MD, 437 pp, 469 illus, $36.50, St Louis, CV Mosby Co, 1981.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1982;100(1):167. doi:10.1001/archopht.1982.01030030169027

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This is the fifth edition of the well-known textbook on visual fields. The first edition was published exactly 20 years ago, and it is to the credit of the author that he has continued to improve the book and bring the text and the pictures up to date.

This edition, for the first time, includes some examples from computerized automatic perimeters. The book contains only a sprinkling of these new sources of information and acts only to whet our appetite about a new technique that is certainly going to revolutionize perimetry.

The author, with his strong background in neurology and neurosurgery, has brought many aspects of visual field defects in neurologic disorders up to date. A number of computed tomographic scan pictures have been incorporated to explain the field loss more vividly. This also explains why there are still some tangent screen fields depicted, though most workers in the field

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