PurposeTo evaluate Damato Multifixation Campimetry Online (DMCO), a free-of-charge internet-based visual field test. DMCO exists in three versions: DMCO BASIC, DMCO STANDARD, and DMCO ADVANCED. The main focus was (i) to investigate the sensitivity and the specificity of the existing DMCO versions in the detection of glaucomatous visual field loss and (ii) to define and evaluate algorithms for the interpretation of DMCO results.MethodsThe study design was an evaluation of a diagnostic test and included 97 individuals performing DMCO and white-on-white perimetry. Interpretation algorithms were devised to define abnormality, and these were evaluated using the Glaucoma Staging System as gold standard. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves and area under the ROC (AUC) were calculated.ResultsAUCs from 15 algorithms ranged from 0.79 to 0.90. The most promising algorithm combined results from two successive DMCO STANDARD tests. The sensitivity was highly dependent on the severity of glaucoma. Hence, for eyes with mild, moderate, advanced, and severe glaucoma, the DMCO test demonstrated a sensitivity of 11.8, 71.4, 100, and 100%, respectively. The specificity was as high as 98.1%. Median duration per eye to complete the DMCO STANDARD test was 86 s for the control group and 125 s in participants with glaucoma.ConclusionsDMCO shows promise as a free-of-charge online tool to identify glaucomatous visual field defects in a preselected population. Ongoing studies are evaluating the use of DMCO in a nonselected population.
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - May 2016|
- Journal Article