The visual fields: an interdisciplinary history II. neurosurgeons and quantitative perimetry. Academic Article uri icon


  • 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.

published proceedings

  • J Clin Neurosci

author list (cited authors)

  • Simpson, D. A., & Crompton, J. L.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Simpson, DA||Crompton, JL

publication date

  • March 2008