FACTORS IN THE CHOICE OF INSTRUMENTATION FOR AUTOMATED PERIMETRY

Title FACTORS IN THE CHOICE OF INSTRUMENTATION FOR AUTOMATED PERIMETRY
Author, Co-Author Christopher Rinehart, William Dell
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Year
1992
Day
Sunday
Program Number
Poster 67
Room
Great Hall
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Abstract Automated, computerized perimetry has become the standard for visual field testing in ophthalmic practice. The practicing optometrist is faced with an increasing array of perimeters in the marketplace from which to choose. As educators we are frequently asked which of these we would recommend for use in practice by both practitioners in the field as well as students. We have conducted a survey which compares and contrasts the needs of practicing optometrists to the available equipment. From our survey we have found ten primary factors that require evaluation in consideration of acquisition of a perimeter. These areas included: 1) initial cost, 2) adaptability, 3) upgradability, 4) ease and accessibility of maintenance, 5) method of testing, 6) ease of use, 7) accuracy, 8) strategy and appropriateness of analysis, 9) space requirements, and 10) reliability. These factors must, of course, be considered in the context of the type of practice involved. The poster will present the specific results of the survey and a discussion of the considerations involved in selecting a perimeter for clinical practice.
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