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January 1991

The Visual Fields: Text and Atlas of Clinical Perimetry

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Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(1):28. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080010030021

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The sixth edition of The Visual Fields is long overdue. In the 9 years since the fifth edition was published, the field of perimetry has seen major changes with the widespread use of automation.

"The sixth edition ... is long overdue."

In this text, the authors provide excellent instruction on the principles of perimetry and build on this foundation with detailed illustrations and clearly worded explanations. They run the gamut from the simplest confrontation field to some of the most sophisticated computer-aided visual field tests with authoritative ease.

The organization of the text makes it particularly useful to the field-testing novice seeking an introduction to this discipline and to the specialist looking to enhance his or her understanding of the most recent advances. The references are exhaustive and contain not only those papers dealing with recent innovations and nuances within the field, but also those papers of historical significance that laid

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