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October 1987

Automated Visual Field Testing

Arch Ophthalmol. 1987;105(10):1333. doi:10.1001/archopht.1987.01060100035018

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I found the first half of this book to be a thorough and useful review of the mathematics and physics of automated visual field testing. The quantitation of what has been largely subjective requires some new understanding for the user. This understanding demands an appreciation of statistical issues that many of us have not used regularly. Automated Visual Field Testing fills this need nicely and for that purpose I would recommend it.

"... the first half... a thorough and useful review..."

About midway in the book the authors begin to discuss clinical entities and gradually seem to lose their way. I can appreciate the middle section, which deals with the important quantitative aspects of following glaucoma fields, but it seems that most of the pages are only reproductions of visual fields. The principles the authors are trying to transmit to the reader probably could have been stated in print rather than

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