The role of standard automated perimetry and newer functional methods for glaucoma diagnosis and follow-up.

Conference Paper

Automated perimetry has become the mainstream for assessment of functional glaucomatous loss and progressive damage. Recent improvements with the Swedish interactive thresholding algorithm (SITA) strategy and the guided progression analysis (GPA) have further settled standard achromatic perimetry (SAP) as the preferred method for diagnosis and follow-up of functional loss. Although SAP is still considered the gold standard, function-specific perimetry may offer advantages for early diagnosis. Frequency doubling technology (FDT) and short-wavelength automated perimetry (SWAP) have been shown to be helpful, especially when SAP is normal and there is a suspicion of glaucoma. Studies using rarebit perimetry have also shown promising results. Studies have observed that each test identifies a different subset of eyes, and combining the tests may improve sensitivity. Nevertheless, the more sophisticated analyses do not reduce the importance of a correct interpretation of the test results.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Alencar, LM; Medeiros, FA

Published Date

  • January 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 59 Suppl /

Start / End Page

  • S53 - S58

PubMed ID

  • 21150035

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3038506

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1998-3689

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.4103/0301-4738.73694

Conference Location

  • India