Detecting functional damage in glaucoma

June 5, 2004

Automated perimetry is an important tool for the diagnosis andmanagement of glaucoma. Using this tool, clinicians can identify the abnormalvisual field and then monitor for ongoing visual field deterioration, saidJody R. Piltz-Seymour, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania, and the ScheieEye Institute, Philadelphia. She described the strengths and weaknessesof three systems currently used by clinicians.