Distance visual acuity and monovision
We have investigated aspects of visual acuity with monovision correction. Binocular distance visual acuity with monovision was approximately equal to monocular visual acuity for addition powers (monocular defocus) of +1.00 to +2.50 D, using both high and low contrast logMAR visual acuity charts. Neither the eye chosen to be defocused (dominant or nondominant) or pupil size (3.5, 5 and 7 mm) affected the binocular visual acuity loss with monovision for high contrast charts. We also investigated the effect of induced residual astigmatism (+0.50, +1.00, and -1.00 D) on binocular distance visual acuity in monovision correction. Residual astigmatism caused a significantly greater reduction of binocular visual acuity in the monovision condition than it did in normal binocular conditions. This effect appears to be related to a process of meridional interocular suppression. It may therefore be of clinical importance to correct low amounts of residual astigmatism in monovision corrections to provide optimum binocular visual acuity.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 1993 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins|
|Deposited On:||11 Oct 2005|
|Last Modified:||15 Jan 2009 16:39|
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