Sequentially Optimized Reconstruction Strategy: A Meta-Strategy for Perimetry Testing

Kucur, Serife Seda; Sznitman, Raphael (2017). Sequentially Optimized Reconstruction Strategy: A Meta-Strategy for Perimetry Testing. PLoS ONE, 12(10), pp. 1-20. Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0185049

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Perimetry testing is an automated method to measure visual function and is heavily used for diagnosing ophthalmic and neurological conditions. Its working principle is to sequentially query a subject about perceived light using different brightness levels at different visual field locations. At a given location, this query-patient-feedback process is expected to converge at a perceived sensitivity, such that a shown stimulus intensity is observed and reported 50% of the time. Given this inherently time-intensive and noisy process, fast testing strategies are necessary in order to measure existing regions more effectively and reliably. In this work, we present a novel meta-strategy which relies on the correlative nature of visual field locations in order to strongly reduce the necessary number of locations that need to be examined. To do this, we sequentially determine locations that most effectively reduce visual field estimation errors in an initial training phase. We then exploit these locations at examination time and show that our approach can easily be combined with existing perceived sensitivity estimation schemes to speed up the examinations. Compared to state-of-the-art strategies, our approach shows marked performance gains with a better accuracy-speed trade-off regime for both mixed and sub-populations.

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Journal Article (Original Article)


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Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences (GCB)

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Kucur, Serife Seda, Sznitman, Raphael


500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
600 Technology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
600 Technology > 620 Engineering




Public Library of Science




Raphael Sznitman

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21 Nov 2017 09:29

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05 Dec 2022 15:07

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