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      Evaluation of Visual Fields by Ophthalmologists and by OCTOSMART Program

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      Ophthalmologica

      S. Karger AG

      OCTOSMART, OCTOPUS, Program G1, Perimetry

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          Abstract

          The introduction of Goldmann perimetry standardized measuring conditions as much as possible. In spite of this, it had been possible for the perimetrist to influence the results of perimeter measurements. The introduction of computer-controlled perimetry, however, has largely eliminated the influence of the investigator on perimetry results. Nevertheless, the interpretation of a perimetric result in the everyday clinical situation is still extensively subjectively coloured and is liable to vary, depending on the doctor carrying it out. The OCTOPUS Programm G1 was introduced a few years ago and used above all for glaucoma. This program greatly simplified visual field assessement thanks to its visual field indices. The indices make it possible to compare visual field results with those of a normal population. The present introduction of the OCTOSMART program represents a further step forward. This program analyses measured visual fields with the aid of standardized, statistical criteria based on a large, normal value study. This analysis standardizes and thereby simplifies the interpretation of visual field results. This study compares the outcome of the OCTOSMART program with visual field interpretations by eye doctors.

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          Journal
          OPH
          Ophthalmologica
          10.1159/issn.0030-3755
          Ophthalmologica
          S. Karger AG
          0030-3755
          1423-0267
          1990
          1990
          31 March 2010
          : 201
          : 2
          : 104-109
          Affiliations
          Department of Ophthalmology, University of Basle, Switzerland
          Article
          310135 Ophthalmologica 1990;201:104–109
          10.1159/000310135
          2234815
          © 1990 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 6
          Categories
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          Vision sciences, Ophthalmology & Optometry, Pathology

          Program G1, Perimetry, OCTOSMART, OCTOPUS

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