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Comparative evaluation of oculokinetic perimetry and conventional perimetry in glaucoma.
  1. E. Alvarez,
  2. B. E. Damato,
  3. J. L. Jay and
  4. E. McClure
  1. Tennent Institute of Ophthalmology, University of Glasgow, Western Infirmary.

    Abstract

    Oculokinetic perimetry is a new method of visual field assessment in which the patient moves the eye around a central static target to look sequentially at an array of numbers. When fixation on a number is accompanied by disappearance of the central target, that number is deleted from a recording chart. Inversion of the recording chart gives a plot of the central visual field. In this study we have shown that in 64 eyes of 37 patients, with unequivocal field loss attending a glaucoma clinic, the test is efficient and reliable when compared with conventional static (Dicon 3000) and kinetic (Tübingen Oculus) field tests. The results were identical in 88% of eyes tested and approximately comparable in another 6%. Quantitative equivalent targets for the different methods are described. Oculokinetic perimetry was carried out by a previously untrained person, and it is suggested that this new method merits further study as a screening device for glaucoma in the community.

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