Doctoral Dissertations

Abstract

"Visual fields are an important tool for the ophthalmologist in the detection, diagnosis, and monitoring of certain diseases and maladies of the visual pathway. The aim of the present research is to build a computer system which utilizes a learning machine to develop a mathematical model of the visual pathway. It is hoped that this system may be used in the field of ophthalmology as a teaching aid, or may assist in various aspects of diagnosis. Faults corresponding to blind or impaired areas of visual fields are extracted from medical records of a patient's condition. The structure of the model allows both forward and backward simulation of the faults in a manner related to the multidimensional path sensitizing technique utilized in the diagnosis of digital systems. An important feature of the method is close man-machine interaction, accomplished with the aid of a graphic display, which enables the path sensitizing and the learning to be observed as it progresses"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Szygenda, Stephen A.

Committee Member(s)

Alcorn, Herbert R., 1933-2008
Pursell, Lyle E.
Ho, C. Y. (Chung You),1933-1988
Tracey, James H.

Department(s)

Mathematics and Statistics

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Mathematics

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1971

Pagination

xiii, 133 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 100-104).

Rights

© 1971 Chiam Geoffrey Goldbogen, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Visual fields -- Measurement
Visual pathways -- Computer simulation
Visual pathways -- Mathematical models
Perimetry

Thesis Number

T 2605

Print OCLC #

6037863

Electronic OCLC #

876292136

Included in

Mathematics Commons

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