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Recent developments in automated perimetry in glaucoma diagnosis and management.

Authors
  • Johnson, Chris A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Current opinion in ophthalmology
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2002
Volume
13
Issue
2
Pages
77–84
Identifiers
PMID: 11880719
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Recently, there have been several new developments in automated perimetry that have contributed to enhanced diagnosis and management of glaucoma. This paper will briefly review four of the latest advances in automated perimetry: (1) efficient test strategies that reduce the testing time and variability of automated perimetric testing, in particular, the Swedish Interactive Threshold Algorithm (SITA) and Tendency Oriented Perimetry (TOP) test strategies will be described; (2) Frequency Doubling Technology (FDT) perimetry, which has been shown to be a rapid, effective method of detecting glaucomatous visual field loss; (3) Short Wavelength Automated Perimetry (SWAP), which has demonstrated the ability to predict the onset and progression of glaucomatous visual field deficits; (4) The Multifocal Electroretinogram (mfERG) and the Multifocal Visual Evoked Potential (mfVEP), which provide an objective measurement of the visual field. Each of these techniques has presented distinct advantages for the diagnosis and management of glaucoma.

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