Principles of automated perimetry

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Principles of Automated Perimetry: Types and Uses Background: Visual field testing is sensitive and has localizing value, therefore is an essentially part of the clinical evaluation of every patient with complaint related to the afferent visual system. Objective: To review the most informative available kinetic and static visual field methods. Indication, basic principles, advantages and disadvantages of the various methods will be discussed. Methods: Retrospective review of the literature on perimetry methods presented along with representative cases. Results: Apart from availability, indication that is based on clinical suspicion, should determine the applied perimetry method in a particular patient's evaluation. Sensitivity of visual field testing supersede most other available diagnostic methods even magnetic resonance imaging. Conclusion: Familiarity with broad range of perimetry methods is essential in the initial clinical assessment and follow up care of patients with afferent visual system complaints.

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