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Problems Remaining After Successful Keratoplasty for Keratoconus

Carney, Leo G. & Jacobs, Robert J. (1989) Problems Remaining After Successful Keratoplasty for Keratoconus. Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 72(1), pp. 22-25.

Abstract

Keratoplasty procedures offer a proven increase in visual performance for most keratoconic patients. However, there can often remain subtle visual decrements. The visual functions of four subjects who had undergone uniocular penetrating keratoplasty with a successful visual outcome were evaluated by measurements of visual acuity, contrast thresholds for sinusoidal gratings, and contrast thresholds in the presence of a glare source. Contrast thresholds normally showed only slight elevations compared with those of age-matched controls. However, glare-sensitised thresholds revealed substantial visual decrements. These losses are not always present, are not easily predictable, and yet can be visually debilatating.

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ID Code: 3077
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: l.carney@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: keratoplasty, keratoconus contrast sensitivity glare
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 1989 Optometrists Association Australia
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 20 Jan 2006
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 00:54

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