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Departments

Perimetry (Visual Fields)

Mr Angelo Rando demonstrating the use of the Perimetry Field Test machine
Mr Angelo Rando demonstrating the use of the Perimetry Field Test machine

Perimetry is a very important clinical tool for measuring central and peripheral visual field function. It is a threshold test involving quantification of visual sensitivity.

Indications:

  • Glaucoma (Perimetry is fundamental in diagnosing and managing glaucoma)
  • Qualifying visual field loss following stroke
  • Neurological and vascular disease, including optic neuritis, BIH/Papilloedema, anterior ischaemic optic neuropathies, MS
  • Unexplained visual complaints / loss of vision
  • Headache / orbital pain
  • Ocular-toxic systemic medications, including Plaquenil, Ethambutol