Traquair visual field targets in folding wallet

Catalogue Number: 3485
Traquair visual field targets in folding wallet
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Perimeter, visual field analyser
Designer/inventor: Harry Moss Traquair
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1960
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: England
Description Of Item: Set of visual field test targets; coloured discs of varying diameters on metal rods. These can be screwed into the handle, supplied in 3 short sections in vinyl wallet case. Target colours: green, red, blue & white. Case: (closed): 146 mm x 110 mm x 14 mm.. The wallet is marked MADE IN ENGLAND in gold embossed letters.
Historical Significance: Harry Moss Traquair (1875-1954) was Scottish and is regarded as the father of clinical perimetry. His name is attached to some visual field concepts such as Traquair's hill of vision, Traquair's perimetric targets and Traquair's scotoma. He published a classic book on visual fields in 1927, of which there were 5 later editions, some re-issued by US publishers. The last edition was published posthumously in 1957, when it was titled 'Traquair's Clinical Perimetry' and co-authored by G I Scott. See Cat No 338 and 736.The mint set of Traquair perimetry targets was previously owned by Charles Wright AM (1912-2003), a prominent Adelaide optometrist who was the official historian of Optometry Australia (See his obituary Clin Exp Optom 2003; 86:415)
How Acquired: Donated by Ian Bluntish
Date Acquired: Oct 2017
Condition: Mint
Location: Museum gallery

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