Comparative evaluation of oculokinetic perimetry and conventional perimetry in glaucoma.

British Journal of Ophthalmology

PubMedID: 3378021

Alvarez E, Damato BE, Jay JL, McClure E. Comparative evaluation of oculokinetic perimetry and conventional perimetry in glaucoma. Br J Ophthalmol. 1988;72(4):258-62.
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.