The distribution of normal values in automated perimetry

Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 1989;227(6):513-7. doi: 10.1007/BF02169442.


From 354 visual fields of 137 normal subjects, various components of variance were calculated separately for each test location of the Octopus automated-perimetry program J0. The method of component analysis of variance was used. The following components were analyzed: interindividual variation (variation of visual-field measurements in different subjects), long-term fluctuation (variation of different visual-field measurements in the same subject), differences between the right and left eyes and fluctuation within one visual field test in one subject, i.e., short-term fluctuation. The results show increased variations at the center relative to the paracentral area and a slight increase with eccentricity.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Aging / physiology
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Reference Values
  • Visual Field Tests / standards*
  • Visual Field Tests / statistics & numerical data
  • Visual Fields