Computerized kinetic perimetry detects tubular visual fields in patients with functional visual loss

Stacy L. Pineles, Nicholas J. Volpe*

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Abstract

Purpose To report a novel test that uses computerized kinetic perimetry to detect tubular visual fields in patients with functional visual loss. Design Observational case series. Methods Ten patients who demonstrated generalized visual field constriction on prior examinations underwent testing combining computerized kinetic perimetry with a reversed Galilean telescope, used for optical visual field expansion. Results Six patients with physiologic visual field constriction demonstrated expansion of their visual fields with the use of the reversed telescope. Four patients with functional visual loss responded to the reversed telescope by demonstrating tubular visual fields, with responses equal to or smaller than their demonstrated visual fields delineated without the telescope. Conclusions This test uses a computerized kinetic examination to reduce the subjective nature of tangent screen testing for tubular visual fields and to provide a computerized recording of visual fields. This method is a novel and easy-to-use technique to demonstrate functional visual loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)933-935
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Volume137
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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