Prof Michael Kalloniatis and Dr Jack Phu’s newly published paper

Glaucoma researchers Dr Jack Phu and Prof Michael Kalloniatis have been working hard to identify better ways to perform visual field tests in clinical practice. Their most recent paper has just been accepted for publication in the prestigious American Journal of Ophthalmology.

This paper builds on the authors’ previous research into the new SITA Faster testing paradigm. Earlier analysis identified elevated false positive rates and seeding point errors with SITA Faster, and this latest paper proposes a systematic approach to seeding point error assessment.

Using this approach, this study showed that seeding point errors can be identified in the early phases of testing, alerting the perimetrist to repeat the test. The authors have also developed a flow chart for this approach, helping clinicians easily implement these findings into their everyday practice.

The paper is open access and available here.