To find out the influence of learning effect on various reliability parameters and global indices of standard automated perimetry in cases of primary open angle glaucoma. Thirty eyes of 30 patients of Primary Open Angle Glaucoma constituted material for this prospective observational study. All the patients underwent standard automated perimetry three times on three different days within one week on G program of Octopus Visual Field Analyzer. The details of reliability indices, global indices, and test duration were compiled and analyzed. A male preponderance was observed with a mean age of 53.43 years. The mean false positive was found to be 11.13, 6.07, and 2.40 on visit 1, visit 2, and visit 3, respectively. The mean false negative was found to be 13.73, 9.33, and 6.30 on visit 1, visit 2, and visit 3, respectively. The mean fixation loss was found to be 7.53, 3.83, and 1.60 on visit 1, visit 2, and visit 3, respectively. The mean deviation was found to be -10.14, -5.75, and -3.11 on visit 1, visit 2, and visit 3, respectively. The pattern standard deviation was found to be 5.58, 4.63, and 4.35 on visit 1, visit 2, and visit 3, respectively. The mean test duration was found to be 7.68, 6.21, & 5.51 minutes for visit 1, visit 2 and visit 3, respectively. All the values were statistically highly significant except for the pattern standard deviation. At least three standard automated perimetry tests should be performed for all glaucoma patients in order to obtain a base line perimetry chart.
Department of Ophthalmology, Gajra Raja Medical College, Gwalior, India.
6.6.2 Automated (Part of: 6 Clinical examination methods > 6.6 Visual field examination and other visual function tests)