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Oculokinetic perimetry: a simple visual field test for use in the community.
  1. B E Damato

    Abstract

    A method of visual field examination is described which enables an unsupervised person to carry out self-assessment using only a paper test chart, a record sheet, and a pencil. It is entitled 'oculokinetic perimetry' because it is the subject's eye that moves and not the test target. By providing non-ophthalmic health care workers with a simple means of performing perimetry in the community, and by allowing susceptible people to carry out self-assessment of the visual fields at home, this test should facilitate the detection and management of glaucoma, especially in underdeveloped countries.

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