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Microperimetry: a review of fundus related perimetry

Michael Crossland, Mary-Lou Jackson, William H. Seiple
  • Michael Crossland
    UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK, United Kingdom | m.crossland@ucl.ac.uk
  • Mary-Lou Jackson
    Massachusetts Eye and Ear Hospital and Harvard Department of Ophthalmology, Boston, MA, United States
  • William H. Seiple
    Lighthouse International New York, NY, United States

Abstract

Visual field assessment is a key part of optometry and ophthalmology practice. However, in people with non-central or unstable fixation, it is not possible to relate defects on a visual field map to a specific retinal location. Microperimetry (or fundus related perimetry) is a technique that images the retina during visual field testing, enabling a correlation to be made between visual function and retinal structure. In this article, the history of fundus related perimetry is reviewed. Three modern microperimeters (MP-1, OCT/SLO and MAIA) are described and their relative merits identified. Finally, the uses of microperimetry in optometric practice are discussed.

Keywords

microperimetry; perimetry; fixation; visual fields.

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Submitted: 2011-10-04 15:07:58
Published: 2012-02-24 17:35:33
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