Perimetry update 2002/2003

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Perimetry Update 2002/03 contains a selection of paper presented at the 15th Visual Field Symposium of the International Perimetric Society (IPS) meeting held in Stratford upon Avon, England, from 26-30th June 2002. The meeting, titled ‘Perimetry and Imaging in Shakespeare’s Country’, was hosted by Professor John Wild of Cardiff University.

The meeting included the 2nd IPS lecture given by Professor Erik Greve, titled ‘I come to praise perimetry’ which led delegates through an entertaining history of the IPS from its conception and first symposium in Marseille, 1974, through to its future in an ever demanding health care environment.

This was the first IPS symposium to incorporate sessions on imaging. The research focus of many members of the Society is the detection and management of glaucoma and their research interests frequently incorporate both perimetry and imaging of the optic nerve head. It was, therefore, felt appropriate that the symposium should broaden its remit to cover imaging of the optic nerve head. Two of the 15 scientific sessions were devoted to this topic with papers covering new developments/findings with the Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph and the GDx Scanning Laser Polarimeter as well new ideas in the presentation and analysis of optic nerve head images.

The meeting had a further 13 scientific sessions devoted to perimetric research. These sessions covered a wide range of topics including new technique, variability and basic science. Two sessions were devoted to variability, which has become a major topic for perimetric researchers. Contributors benefited from wide ranging discussions of their work both during the scientific sessions and the accompanying social events. These proceeding will be available in digital format, along with all the other published proceedings, through the IPS web site: This site also contains much useful information about the Society with a comprehensive set of links to eye resources on the internet.

The editor wishes to thank all those involved in the production of this volume including the reviewers of the manuscripts whose comments helped to ensure the high quality of papers. Thanks are also given to Kugler Publications for their editorial support and to Patrice Henson for secretarial work. Finally, a very special thanks goes to John Wild for his organisation of the Stratford meeting and to Michael Wall and Richard Mills for their continued commitment to the Society.

The next IPS symposium is to be held in Barcelona from June 29th to July 2nd 2004 and the plans for that meeting are already well advanced with Dr. Francisco Javier Goñi acting as the host.

David Henson
Manchester, UK.

Analysis of field data

Cumulative defect (Bebié) curves for frequency-doubling technology perimetry
C. A. Johnson and P.G.D. Spry

Interpolation of perimetric test grids using artificial neural networks
C. Jürgens, U. Schiefer, R. Burth and A. Zell

A new scoring program for quantification of the binocular visual field
F. Morescalchi, E. Gandolfo, F. Gandolfo, L. Quaranta and P. Capris

A variance-equalizing transformation for the analysis of visual fields
H. Gu, P.H. Artes, D.C. Hamilton and B.C. Chauhan

A new spatial filter for visual field data. Testing and evaluation
D.P. Crabb, S.K. Gardiner, F.W. Fitzke and R.A. Hitchings

A new spatial filter for visual field data. Derivation and reducing noise
S.K. Gardiner, D.P. Crabb, F.W. Fitzke and R.A. Hitchings

Mixture of factor analysis of standard visual fields
P.A. Sample, K. Chang, C.Boden, T.-W. Lee, R.N. Weinreb, T. Sejnowski and M.H. Goldbaum

Variability components of standard perimetry
P.G.D. Spry and C.A. Johnson

Comparison of different methods for detecting glaucomatous visual field progression
E. Vesti, B.C. Chauhan and C.A. Johnson

Comparison of Caprioli’s decibel criteria and Anderson’s probability criteria for the detection of glaucomatous defects with SITA
A. Iwase, D. Takahashi, Y. Kono, T. Yamamoto and Y. Kitazawa

Clinical perimetry

Does patient education result in more reliable initial visual fields?
B. Manoj, D. Rathod, Y.F. Choong, N. Deverajan, S. Pickering, J. Elphick, I. Richards and M.W. Austin

Tendency oriented perimetry in children with ocular abnormalities
S.M. Brown and J. Morales

A computer application for training kinetic perimetry
J. Paetzold, J. Schiller, S. Rauscher and U. Schiefer

Evaluation of stato-kinetic dissociation using examiner-independent automated perimetric techniques
J. Schiller, J. Paetzold, R. Vonthein and U. Schiefer

Prevalence and characteristics of central binocular visual field defects in patients attending a glaucoma perimetry service
A.C. Viswanathan, D.P. Crabb, F.W. Fitzke and R.A. Hitchings

Automated static perimetry in the young pediatric group. Lessons from the Nintendo generation
S.A. Newman

Comparison of tests

Detection of M-cell dysfunction in ocular hypertension and glaucoma. Comparison of two tests
M. Altieri, U. Vogt, M. Hoffmann, A. Morland and C. Migdal

Comparison of conventional automated perimetry, short-wavelength automated perimetry and frequency-doubling technology in the assessment of patients with multiple sclerosis
G. Corallo, P. Capris, S. Barabino, S. Cicinelli, A. Mastromarino, F. Bandini, A. Uccelli, C. Solaro, S. Zanardi and G. Calabria

Fast ‘TOP’ and normal bracketing strategy in glaucoma
F. Dannheim

Conventional perimetry and frequency-doubling technique
Michele Iester, Michele Altieri, Francesca Nasciuti, F. de Feo, P. Vittone,C.E. Traverso and G. Calabria

Tendency oriented perimetry versus Fastpac in patients with neuro-ophthalmological defects
J. Morales, K. Freedman and C. Sawyer

Comparison of selected parameters of SITA Fast and Full Threshold strategies in evaluation of glaucoma suspects
K. Nowomiejska, P. Kawa, T. Zarnowski, M. Bialek and Z. Zagorski

Continuous light increment perimetry (CLIP) strategy compared to full threshold strategy in glaucoma patients
B.K. Wabbels, S. Diehm, K. Rohrschneider and G. Kolling

Frequency-doubling technology and high-pass resolution perimetry in glaucoma and ocular hypertension
L.V. Kalaboukhova and B. Lindblom

Standard automated perimetry SITA and full-threshold strategies compared to SWAP and FDT in glaucoma
C. Boden, P.A. Sample and R.N. Weinreb

Screening versus threshold frequency-doubling technology in early glaucomatous damage detection
P. Brusini, C. Tosoni and L. Parisi


Glaucoma diagnosis using tendency oriented perimetry
M. González de la Rosa, V. Arteaga, G. Fernández-Baca and M. González-Hernández

Influence of optic disc appearance and diurnal variation of intraocular pressure on visual field defect in normal tension glaucoma
Y. Yamazaki, T. Nakagami, T. Oshida, K. Mizuki, F. Hayamizu and C. Tanaka

Aging and variability in normal and glaucomatous visual fields
P.H. Artes, R.P. LeBlanc and B.C. Chauhan

The relationship between perimetric and metabolic defects caused by experimental glaucoma
R.S. Harwerth and M.L.J. Crawford

Combining structural and functional assessment to detect glaucoma
L.M. Zangwill, C. Bowd, C.C. Berry, S. Farid, P.A. Sample and R.N. Weinreb

New perimetric techniques

Utility of a dynamic termination criterion in bayesian adaptive threshold procedures
A.J. Anderson

Pulsar perimetry: a new procedure for early glaucoma evaluation. Preliminary findings
A.M. Fernández-Vidal, J. García-Feijoó and J. García-Sánchez

Novel 3D computerized threshold Amsler grid test
W. Fink and A.A. Sadun

Closing perimetry’s sensitivity gap: a rarebit approach
L. Frisén

Second generation of the tendency oriented perimetry algorithm in glaucoma patients
F. Mesa, J. Aguilar, M. González-Hernández and M. González de la Rosa

SITA-standard and short-wavelength automated perimetry in the early diagnosis of glaucoma
G. Milano and C. Klersy

Realization of semi-automated kinetic perimetry with the Interzeag Octopus 101 instrument
U. Schiefer, S. Rauscher, A. Hermann, K. Nowomiejska, J. Paetzold and J. Schiller

Resolution perimetry using Landolt C
H. Yakushigawa, Y. Nishida, T. Miyake and K. Kani

Short-wavelength automated perimetry in normal subjects. Prelimiary results
D.S. Mojon and M. Zulauf

Combined spatial, contrast and temporal function perimetry in early glaucoma and ocular hypertension
M. González-Hernández, A. Abreu, M. Sánchez and M. González de la Rosa

Objective measures

Detection of glaucomatous visual field loss using multifocal visual evoked potential
B. Fortune, K. Goh, S. Demirel, K. Novitsky, S.L. Mansberger, C. A. Johnson and G. A. Cioffi

The multifocal visual evoked potential in functional visual loss
K. Woodward and M. Wall

Multifocal visual evoked potential in optic neuropathies and homonymous hemianopias
M. Wall, K. Woodward and T. Sleep

Optic nerve head imaging

Confirmatory results in suspect glaucoma patients with normal visual field and abnormal retinal nerve fiber layer findings
A. Bjerre, D.B. Henson, A.J. Kwartz, S. Mahmood, J.R. Grigg and A.F. Spencer

Discriminating analysis formulas for detecting glaucomatous optic discs
M. Iester, C.Y. Mardin, W.M. Budde, A.G. Jünemann, J.K. Hayler, G. Calabria and J.B. Jonas

Reproducibility of the Heidelberg Retina Flowmeter by automatic full field perfusion image analysis
M. Iester, M. Altieri, G. Michelson, P. Vittone, C.E. Traverso and G. Calabria

The ability of the Heidelberg Retina Tomograph and GDx to detect patients with early glaucoma
A.J. Kwartz, D.B. Henson, A.F. Spencer, R. A. Harper and D. McLeod

Assessment of digital stereoscopic optic disc images using a Z Screen
J.E. Morgan, N.J.L. Sheen, R. Goyal, J.M. Wild and R.V. North

The correlation between change in optic disc neuroretinal rim area and differential light sensitivity
N.G. Strouthidis and D.F. Garway-Heath

The effect of contour-line drawing criteria on optic disc parameters as measured with the Heidelberg Retina Tomograph
F.A. Ennis, C. Blachly, G.A. Cioffi, S.L. Mansberger and C.A. Johnson

Evaluation of effectiveness of new GDx parameters
K. Yamada, M. Osako, K. Tachibana, T. Okano and M. Usui


Spatial summation for single line and multi-line motion stimuli
G.M. Verdon-Roe, D.F. Garway-Heath, M.C. Westcott, A.C. Viswanathan and F.W. Fitzke

Normal relationship between luminous threshold and critical flicker fusion frequency
J. Rodríguez, M. García, M. González-Hernández and M. González de la Rosa

Perimetric measurement of contrast sensitivity functions
M. González-Hernández, A. Fernández-Vidal, J. García-Feijoo and M. González de la Rosa

Assessment of response times in order to enhance quality of semi-automated kinetic perimetry. An age-related normative study
S. Rauscher, B. Sadowski, R. Vonthein, A. Hermann, B. Erdmann, E. Krapp and U. Schiefer

Detection and resolution thresholds of high-pass filtered resolution perimetry targets
Z. Popovic and J. Sjöstrand

Association between birth weight deviation and visual function
L. Martin, D. Ley, K. Marsal, A.L. Hård and A. Hellström

Retinal and neurological disorders

Natural course of homonymous visual field defects as a function of lesion location, pathogenesis and scotoma extent
M. Baur, E. Rohlfs, G. Magnusson, R. Burth, R. Vonthein and U. Schiefer

A relative afferent pupillary defect is an early sign of optic nerve damage in glaucoma
B. Lindblom

Visual field changes after pars plana vitrectomy and internal limiting membrane peeling
F. Morescalchi, R. Turano, F. Danieli, S. Formenti, F. Gandolfo and E. Gandolfo

The relationship between retinal contraction and metamorphopsia scores in patients with epiretinal membranes
E. Arimura, C. Matsumoto, S. Hashimoto, S. Takada, S. Okuyama and Y. Shimomura


Frequency-doubling technology staging system accuracy in classifying glaucomatous damage severity
P. Brusini and C. Tosoni

A new screening program for flicker perimetry
C. Matsumoto, S. Okuyama, S. Takada, E. Arimura, S. Hashimoto and Y. Shimomura

Screening for glaucoma in a general population with a non-mydriatic fundus camera and a frequency-doubling perimeter
T. Zeyen, M. Detry-Morel, P. Kestelyn, J. Collignon, M. Goethals and the Belgian Glaucoma Society

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Weight 968 g
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Publication Year

2004 (16-4-2004)