Visual Fields

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Thomas Walsh
Oxford University Press, Nov 12, 2010 - Medical - 336 pages
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Visual Fields: Examination and Interpretation, 3rd edition contains revisions and updates of earlier material as well as a discussion of newer techniques for assessing visual field disorders. The book begins with a short history of the field of perimetry and goes on to present basic clinical aspects of examination and diagnosis of visual field defects in the optic nerve, optic disc, chorioretina, optic chiasm, optic tract, lateral geniculate field bodies, and the calcarine complex. Additional aspects of visual field examination are explored including those of monocular, binocular, and junctional field defects, congruity vs. incongruity, macular sparing vs. macular splitting, density, wedge-shaped homonymous field loss, and monocular temporal crescent. Various new techniques of automated perimetry are also considered including SITA, FASTPAC, and SWAP. This volume provides a very useful overview of the techniques of visual field examination in a number of eye disorders and will be of interest to all ophthalmologists, neuro-opthalmologists, retina specialists, and optometrists.

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all about the perimetry


Chapter 1 Overview of Perimetry
Chapter 2 Anatomic Basis and Differential Diagnosis of Field Defects
Chapter 3 Essentials of Automated Perimetry
Chapter 4 Automated Perimetry in Glaucoma
Chapter 5 Inherited or Congenital Optic Nerve Diseases
Chapter 6 Acquired Optic Nerve Diseases
Chapter 7 Visual Field Defects in Chorioretinal Disorders
Chapter 8 Optic Chiasm Field Defects
Chapter 9 Optic Tract and Lateral Geniculate Body Field Defects
Chapter 10 Retrogeniculate Visual Field Defects
Chapter 11 Functional Visual Loss

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Dr. Thomas Walsh is the neuro-ophthalmologist at the Yale School of Medicine. He was trained and graduated from Bowman-Gray in 1958 and did his residency at North Carolina Baptist Hospital from 1962-1964. He then did a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at the Bascom-Palmer Eye Institute. Since that time, he has practiced neuro-ophthalmology at Yale, where he runs the Neuro-ophthalmology Service. He is also Senior Consultant to the Surgeon General of the Army at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, which he visits frequently.

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