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Type: Journal article
Title: The visual fields: An interdisciplinary history II. Neurosurgeons and quantitative perimetry
Author: Simpson, D.
Crompton, J.
Citation: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 2008; 15(3):229-236
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Issue Date: 2008
ISSN: 0967-5868
1532-2653
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D.A. Simpson and J.L. Crompton
Abstract: When operations for brain tumours became possible, exact charting of visual field defects assumed great importance in diagnosis and in monitoring post-operative progress. This process, known as quantitative perimetry, was energetically practised and taught by Harvey Cushing and by many of his pupils. The advent of non-invasive methods of imaging the brain and the rise of neuro-ophthalmology as an independent discipline were associated with a decline in neurosurgical commitment to quantitative perimetry, but it remains an important branch of the clinical neurosciences.
Keywords: Humans
Brain Neoplasms
Vision Disorders
Neurosurgery
Visual Fields
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Visual Field Tests
Description: Copyright © 2007 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jocn.2007.09.017
Description (link): http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/623056/description#description
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