Accession Number : ADA193554

Title :   A Perimetrist's Guide for Optic Disc Visual Field Screening: The Armaly-Drance Method.

Descriptive Note : Technical paper, Feb-Dec 87,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : Carlson, Dean W ; Tychsen, Lawrence

PDF Url : ADA193554

Report Date : Feb 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Disc-related defects constitute over 90% of field defects found in typical outpatient clinical population--e.g., ischemic neuropathy, optic neuritis, glaucoma. This handout is designed for anyone who uses a Goldman Visual Field Perimeter. It describes an efficient standardized screening examination that, when mastered, should take the ophthalmologist, ophthalmology resident, and experienced or inexperienced ophthalmic technician only 5 to 10 minutes per eye to perform. The technique, developed by Armaly and modified by Drance, is a combination of kinetic and suprathreshold static perimetry. Detection of disc-related field defects has shown to improve to 95% after a single day of instruction in the Armaly-Drance method.

Descriptors :   *OPHTHALMOLOGISTS, *MEDICAL EXAMINATION, *VISION, DETECTION, EYE, GLAUCOMA, INSTRUCTIONS, OPHTHALMOLOGY, OPTIC NEURITIS, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), OPTIC NEURITIS, LINE OF SIGHT, VISUAL DEFECTS

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE