Visual performance in high myopia

Collins, Jeffrey W. & Carney, Leo G. (1990) Visual performance in high myopia. Current Eye Research, 9(3), pp. 217-223.


The visual performances of eight low myopic subjects (-2 D to -7 D) and eight high myopic subjects (greater than -7 D) with normal visual acuities were analyzed by contrast sensitivity testing with both spectacle and contact lens corrections to determine if any differences in function exist between those groups. Statistically significant (p = 0.0382) contrast sensitivity losses, particularly at the higher spatial frequencies, were found for the high myopic subjects when corrected with spectacles. However, with contact lens correction, no statistically significant overall difference between the two groups was evident (p = 0.5083). We believe that these results confirm for highly myopic subjects the lack of any consistently present loss of resolution. The differences with spectacle correction are attributable to the nature of the optical correction.

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ID Code: 3131
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Contrast Sensitivity, Visual Acuity, Myopia/, physiopathology, Adult, Analysis of Variance, Contact Lenses, Eyeglasses, Female, Humans, Male, Myopia/therapy, Research Support, U, S, Gov't, P, H, S
ISSN: 0271-3683
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
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1990 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in Current eye research. 9(3):pp. 217-223.
Deposited On: 31 Jan 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 06:54

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