Measuring Central Retinal Sensitivity Using Microperimetry

  • Mays Talib
  • Jasleen K. Jolly
  • Camiel J. F. BoonEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1715)


Microperimetry is an increasingly often used method of assessing the sensitivity of the central macula, analyzing fixation capabilities and loci, and accurately combining structural and functional information, even in the absence of stable fixation. Ongoing gene therapy trials have targeted the central retina, and utilized microperimetry as a main outcome measure for changes in retinal function. In retinal treatment planning, microperimetry has been used to assess the potential therapeutic window of opportunity. In the following pages, we briefly review the necessary steps to perform the Macular Integrity Assessment (MAIA) microperimetry.

Key words

Microperimetry MAIA Retinal sensitivity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mays Talib
    • 1
  • Jasleen K. Jolly
    • 2
    • 3
  • Camiel J. F. Boon
    • 1
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyLeiden University Medical CenterLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Oxford Eye HospitalJohn Radcliffe HospitalOxfordUK
  3. 3.Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology and Oxford Biomedical Research CenterUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK
  4. 4.Department of OphthalmologyAcademic Medical Center, University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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