Dr Pradeep Yammanuru Ramulu
Synopsis: Functional testing in glaucoma has heavily relied on testing of the visual field in the
central 24-30 degrees. However, glaucoma should be understood as a disease which affects a wide range of visual measures beyond visual field damage, many of which can be useful in understanding the impact of the disease. Of course, visual field damage remains a mainstay for the clinical diagnosis of glaucoma and for assessment of progression. But new concepts are emerging regarding visual field testing. This lecture will present data on the strengths and pitfalls of new algorithms for more rapid field testing and offer evidence-based insights on how to better integrate visual field reliability data into clinical decision making. New emerging technologies to capture visual field testing using novel platforms will also be dis- cussed, as well all the methods to assess the quality of life impact of glaucoma on the individual within the daily flow of clinical care.