Functional status in glaucoma is best evaluated with perimetry; Visual acuity is insufficient, since it usually remains normal until very late in the process of glaucomatous disease.
Here, you will learn about Standard Automated Perimetry (SAP) and its relationship to glaucoma. First, you will learn why perimetry is necessary in the management of glaucoma. Next, you’ll go through some basic concepts of perimetry. After that, you’ll learn how to select a test, including non-standard perimetric tests, and the importance of constancy of tests for follow-up. Then, you’ll learn about the glaucomatous visual field. In particular, how to interpret the visual field and how to analyse events and trends.