Computed Perimetry

This course gives an practical approach to interpreting the printed visual field report, as it arrives in the doctor’s hands in the daily consultation; explaining each part of it, graphics and indexes, for a correct, fast, and effective interpretation of the study.



One of the essential tools in modern ophthalmology is the Automated Perimeter, which is used to evaluate the visual field. Computerized Perimetry is the most widely used test to evaluate visual function, after visual acuity. And it is as important as visual acuity in obtaining a complete assessment of a patient’s vision.

With the visual field test, diagnosis and early treatment of numerous ophthalmologic diseases can be obtained. In the case of glaucoma, visual fields are important for identifying typical defects, evaluating the efficacy of the therapy used, and monitoring the evolution of the disease.


Intended for: ophthalmic physicians, ophthalmologists in training and perimetric technicians

Format: Online and self-paced with lifetime access

Duration: Approximately 8 weeks, 2-4 hours a week.

Certificate: 30 hours of PAAO Continuing Medical Education on completion


At the end of the course the participants will be able to:

  1. Quickly, practically, and efficiently interpret the printed visual field report.
  2. Use this tool to diagnose, evaluate and monitor ocular diseases.
  3. Differentiate between a normal and abnormal study.
  4. Identify whether a study is reliable or unreliable for clinical decision-making.
  5. Identify if a study is altered by technical failures unrelated to the patient’s pathology.


  1. What to look for in the header of the printed report
  2. How can I tell if the study is reliable or not?
  3. What do the different graphs shown in the visual field report mean?
  4. Numerical indices: keys to facilitate interpretation
  5. How can I tell if a single visual field is pathological?
  6. How do I analyze a series of visual fields and know if the result has worsened?
  7. Statistical analysis software: the data I need to consider
  8. Glaucoma Progression Analysis (Humphrey GPA)
  9. How do I detect technical failures unrelated to the patient’s pathology?
  10. New technologies in perimetry that you should know about


  • Study guides, which facilitate the student’s learning process.
  • Audiovisual lectures, prepared by the teaching team on each topic. These will be available for online reading and in save/print version.
  • Reading material, available in Spanish and/or English in pdf format.
  • Concept maps, synoptic charts, tables, memory aids for quick reference when interpreting visual fields in daily practice.


Application activities are used throughout the course consisting of:

  • Multiple choice questions
  • Open-ended, self-corrected questions with checklists
  • Question and answer forums

Each module will have a final exam that must be passed to move on to the next module. The number of attempts is unlimited, but must be passed to move on to the next module.

The activities will promote the exchange and use of students’ knowledge and experiences and will facilitate the application of new learning to professional practice.

Meet the faculty

Dr Betty Arteaga MD
Dr Betty Arteaga MD


Section Chief Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires – Low Vision and Visual Rehabilitation

Eduardo Mayorga MD
Dr. Eduardo Mayorga MD


Chair E-learning Committee at Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology.

Chair Education Technology Subcommittee at Ophthalmology Foundation.

PAAO Member

$75 USD

$100 USD non-member

life-time access
forum support
printable study materials

PAAO Member

$150 USD

$200 USD non-member

life-time access
forum support
printable study materials


$100 USD

USD non-member

life-time access
forum support
printable study materials

*Residents/fellows must submit a letter from their program.
**Technicians must submit a letter from an ophthalmologist.

Want Member Pricing?

Become a member today and get member pricing on all courses and meetings.