Catalogue Number: 260
The George Young Threshold test
Sub-Category: Visual Acuity, Contrast sensitivity tests
Designer/inventor: Montague L HINE
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1930 ?
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Raphael's Ltd
Description Of Item: Original black cloth, preface and 5 pages of text then a series of plates. Rubber stamp on front fly leaf for Wood, a Melbourne optometrist of the first half of the 20th C.Stamp: 275 COLLINS ST, 7TH FLOOR/ WOOD/ MELBOURNE C1. 16.5cm x 11.3cm.
Historical Significance: This test is an early form of a threshold test designed to detect early sensitivity losses in glaucoma and other diseases. It enjoyed limited popularity until the mid 1950s. See for example LAW FW The significance of the George Young threshold test in glaucoma.Trans Ophthalmol Soc U K. 1959;79:33-43 and GLOSTER J, WEALE RA. ALLEGED USEFULNESS OF THE GEORGE YOUNG TEST IN THE DETECTION OF GLAUCOMA. Br J Ophthalmol. 1964 Sep;48:487-91.
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 3 Drawer 2