optica pedia oculusOculus perimeter is usually applied for the diagnosis and monitoring of glaucoma, but also for the examination of neurological conditions.

  • The perimeter refers to the examination of the central vision (the ability to discern objects when the eyes focus on them) as well as the peripheral (side) vision that concerns objects that while we are not directly looking at them, we perceive them from the "edge" of our eye.
  • The examination is done individually for each eye to examine the independent field of view of each eye and does not exceed ten minutes (per eye).
  • It is a painless procedure where the patients are asked to identify various bright points within the dome. The patient should be in a steady and straight position rather than looking for the target so that peripheral vision is also accounted for and patients are asked to respond to their visual targets by pressing on a button they are provided with.
  • Results from all of the stimuli that were perceived by the patient are recorded which is then evaluated by your ophthalmologist.
  • The examination of the field of view measures the patient's ability to recognize the presence of light in each area of the retina. Therefore, loss of peripheral vision indicates glaucoma.
  • Oculus's Perimeter has a standalone built-in computer for storing patient's data. It is also programed with statistical analysis and the patient's results are automatically compared to a healthy eye of the same age via a monitor

How long does the examination take?

The Oculus Perimeter procedure takes about 8-10 minutes for each eye.