Br J Ophthalmol 71:489-493 doi:10.1136/bjo.71.7.489
  • Research Article

A comparison of Goldmann and Humphrey automated perimetry in patients with glaucoma.

  1. G E Trope and
  2. R Britton
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, University of Toronto, Toronto General Hospital, Ontario, Canada.


      Humphrey automated threshold perimetry (Program 30-2) was performed on 42 eyes of 25 patients with glaucoma to determine both the sensitivity and specificity of automated perimetry in detecting glaucomatous visual field defects. Automated perimetry sensitivity was 90.38%, while automated perimetry specificity was 91%. Fifty-two patients and a technician took part in a survey to determine their preference for either test. Patients generally preferred having Goldmann perimetry. The technician favoured Humphrey automated perimetry. Program 30-2 on the automated perimeter took 25% longer to perform than Goldmann perimetry.

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