Comparative Analysis of Visual Field Plotting by Octopus Interzeag 1-2-3, Humphrey Field Analyser II and Frequency Doubling Perimetry in Glaucoma Patients in South Indian Population NC01-NC03
Dr. AR Rajalakshmi,
Type IV / No 8, JIPMER Campus, Dhanvantri Nagar, Pondicherry â€“ 605006, India.
Purpose: Standard achromatic perimetry tests the differential light sensitivity whereas the frequency doubling technology tests the contrast sensitivity. The aim of this study was to compare and correlate the visual field indices with three different types of perimeters namely frequency doubling perimetry (FDP), Humphrey field analyser (HFA) and Octopus Interzeag 1-2-3 (OI) for detecting glaucomatous field defects.
Design: Prospective cross-sectional observational study.
Materials and Methods: Hundred eyes of 50 glaucoma patients were studied. All the patients underwent visual field examinations by Octopus Interzeag 1-2-3, Humphrey field Analyser II and Frequency Doubling perimetry (FDP). The correlations of the global indices were compared. The time taken to perform the test with the three perimeters was analysed.
Results: The visual field plotting by the perimeters were comparable and significant positive correlation was observed. The time taken to perform visual field test by Octopus Interzeag 1-2-3 was shorter than the other two methods.
Conclusion: The visual field plotting by Octopus Interzeag 1-2-3, Humphrey field analyser and frequency doubling technology perimetry were comparable and Octopus field plotting takes lesser time than the rest two methods.