Catalogue Number: 3913
Burton Scotoma Plotting Kit
Sub-Category: Perimeter, visual field analyser
Corporation: David O Harrington and Milton Flocks
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: C 1960
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Santa Monica, California, USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: Burton Manufacturing Company
Description Of Item: Black paper covered cardboard box 4450 mm x 360 mm x 30 mm hinged along the longer edge imprinted in silver with 'BURTON/ SCOTOMA PLOTTING KIT/MODEL B-150/FOR USE WITH MODEL B-100, B-101/HARRINGTON-FLOCKS MULTIPLE PATTERN VISUAL FIELD SCREENER/BURTON M.D.L. DIVISION/2520 COLORADO AVE. SANTA MONICA, CALIF.' containing 6 black heavy paper sheets 405 mm x 260 mm with a central white spot and imprinted with the manufacturer's details and SCOTOMA PLOT SHEET FORM 0-959-2 between two corrugated cardboard sheets and a charcoal grey sheet 315 mm x 220 mm with central hole and field grid imprinted.
Historical Significance: US ophthalmologists David Harrington and Milton Flocks developed a visual field screening system in 1954 which used tachistoscopic presentation of ultra violet sensitive stimulus spots. Flocks helped develop new ophthalmological techniques and was possibly the first surgeon to use a laser for photocoagulation.US patent provides more detail and images of the test apparatus.
How Acquired: Donated by Greg Vercoe
Date Acquired: 30/6/2020
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 1 Drawer 3