Assessment of contrast sensitivity of patients with macular disease using reduced contrast near visual acuity charts

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dc.contributor.author Greeves, AL en
dc.contributor.author Cole, BL en
dc.contributor.author Jacobs, Robert en
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-22T04:46:22Z en
dc.date.issued 1988 en
dc.identifier.citation Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics 8(4):371-377 1988 en
dc.identifier.issn 0275-5408 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/20403 en
dc.description.abstract A set of near Bailey-Lovie logMAR letter charts that varied in contrast from 0.40 dB (C = 0.95) to 58.0 dB (C=0.001) were used to measure the middle and high spatial frequency range of the contrast sensitivity function (CSF) of 15 subjects with age-related maculopathy (ARM) and 15 age-matched normal subjects. The letter charts were shown to have good test-retest reliability. Compared with measures made using CRT generated square wave gratings of variable contrast and spatial frequency they were also shown to provide a valid measure of CSF in the mid to high spatial frequency range. The 20.0 dB letter chart alone was shown to be a good screening device for macular disease. The letter charts do not provide a measure of the peak of the CSF and a supplementary test of contrast sensitivity is needed to quantify contrast sensitivity at a low spatial frequency. Three measures are proposed as necessary to document foveal visual capability of patients with macular disease: distance logMAR visual acuity to measure high spatial frequency resolution, visual acuity with letter charts of 20 dB contrast to assess mid spatial frequency resolution; and contrast sensitivity for the detection of an edge to estimate contrast sensitivity for larger objects. en
dc.description.uri http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3253627 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics en
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dc.title Assessment of contrast sensitivity of patients with macular disease using reduced contrast near visual acuity charts en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/j.1475-1313.1988.tb01171.x en
pubs.issue 4 en
pubs.begin-page 371 en
pubs.volume 8 en
dc.identifier.pmid 3253627 en
pubs.end-page 377 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 82021 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id Optometry and Vision Science en
dc.identifier.eissn 1475-1313 en
dc.identifier.pii 0275-5408(88)90003-8 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en
pubs.dimensions-id 3253627 en


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