Campimetry is a method (technique) for examining and assessing the central part of a person's visual field.
The subject (in a experiment, or patient in a clinical situation) concentrates one eye on a target at the centre of a black screen two metres ahead. A small lighter-coloured object is then brought into his/her field of view and the subject reports when he or she first sees it. This process is repeated with the object being brought into the subject's field of view from many different directions in order to build-up a map of the the subjects field of view using that eye alone.
The procedure may be repeated for the other eye as the size and shape of the subject's visual field may not be the same for each eye.
More about Ophthalmology:
This section includes short definitions
of many diseases, disorders, and conditions of the eyes and visual system.
For definitions of other terms in this category, choose from the list to the left (but note that this is not a complete/exhaustive list).
Other related pages include
- A diagram of the eye
- Definitions and descriptions of the parts of the eye
- A concise description of the human retina
- Definitions of parts of the retina
- Diseases and disorders of the human eye and the human visual system
For further information see also our pages of books about ophthalmology.