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Stimulus investigative range in the perimetry of retinitis pigmentosa: some preliminary findings.
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PMID:  3780378     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The manipulation of perimetric stimulus parameters over a given dynamic range has been reported to provide diagnostic information additional to that of changes in differential sensitivity. Preliminary studies (Flanagan et al., 1984a) have indicated that the perimetric response in retinitis pigmentosa behaves atypically over a range of stimulus combinations and strategies. The current study investigated the perimetric response of 17 retinitis pigmentosa patients of various genetic types over a range of stimulus parameters (target size, presentation time and background luminance) and test strategies (kinetic and threshold static) using the Octopus automated perimeter, the Goldmann and Tubinger bowl perimeters and the Dicon Autoperimeter 3000. Statokinetic dissociation was found to be present with large target sizes at 10 asb and 31.5 asb bowl luminances. Some patients demonstrated enhanced sensitivity to shorter stimulus presentations.
J M Wood; J M Wild; P A Good; S J Crews
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Documenta ophthalmologica. Advances in ophthalmology     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0012-4486     ISO Abbreviation:  Doc Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  1986 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-01-14     Completed Date:  1987-01-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370667     Medline TA:  Doc Ophthalmol     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  287-302     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Perimetry / methods*
Retinitis Pigmentosa / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Time Factors
Visual Fields

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