Comparison of saccadic vector optokinetic perimetry and standard automated perimetry in glaucoma. Part I: Threshold values and repeatability

Ian C. Murray*, Antonios Perperidis, Lorraine A. Cameron, Alice D. McTrusty, Harry M. Brash, Andrew J. Tatham, Pankaj K. Agarwal, Brian W. Fleck, Robert A. Minns

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Purpose: We evaluated threshold saccadic vector optokinetic perimetry (SVOP) and compared results to standard automated perimetry (SAP). Methods: A cross-sectional study was done including 162 subjects (103 with glaucoma and 59 healthy subjects) recruited at a university hospital. All subjects underwent SAP and threshold SVOP. SVOP uses an eye tracker to monitor eye movement responses to stimuli and determines if stimuli have been perceived based on the vector of the gaze response. The test pattern used was equivalent to SAP 24-2 and stimuli were presented at Goldmann III. Average and pointwise sensitivity values obtained from both tests were compared using Pearson’s correlation coefficient. Two versions of SVOP were evaluated. Results: A total of 124 tests were performed with SAP and SVOP version 2. There was excellent agreement between mean threshold values obtained using SVOP and SAP (r = 0.95, P< 0.001). Excluding the blind spot, correlation between SVOP and SAP individual test point sensitivity ranged from 0.61 to 0.90, with 48 of 54 (89%) test points > 0.70. Overall SVOP showed good repeatability with a Pearson correlation of 0.88. The repeatability on a point-by-point basis ranged from 0.66 to 0.98, with 45 of 54 points (83%) > 0.80. Repeatability of SAP was 0.87, ranging from 0.69 to 0.96, with 47 of 54 (87%) points > 0.80. Conclusion: Eye-tracking perimetry is repeatable and compares well with the current gold standard of SAP. The technique has advantages over conventional perimetry and could be useful for evaluating glaucomatous visual field loss, particularly in patients who may struggle with conventional perimetry. Translational Relevance: Suprathreshold SVOP already is in the field. To our knowledge, this is the first report of threshold SVOP and provides a benchmark for future iterations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3
Number of pages11
JournalTranslational Vision Science and Technology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sept 2017


  • Eye movement perimetry
  • Saccadic eye movements
  • SVOP
  • Visual field

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Biomedical Engineering


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