Microperimetry: a review of fundus related perimetry

Submitted: 4 October 2011
Accepted: 10 January 2012
Published: 24 February 2012
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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.

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National Institute for Health Research, UK

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Crossland, M., Jackson, M.-L., & Seiple, W. H. (2012). Microperimetry: a review of fundus related perimetry. Optometry Reports, 2(1), e2. https://doi.org/10.4081/optometry.2012.e2