Macular function in tilted disc syndrome

Feigl, Beatrix & Zele, Andrew J. (2010) Macular function in tilted disc syndrome. Documenta Ophthalmologica, 120(2), pp. 201-203.

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Abstract

Tilted disc syndrome can cause visual field defects due to an optic disc anomaly. Recent electrophysiological findings demonstrate reduced central outer retinal function with ophthalmoscopically normal maculae. We measured macular sensitivity with the microperimeter and performed psychophysical assessment of mesopic rod and cone luminance temporal sensitivity (critical fusion frequency)in a 52-year-old male patient with tilted disc syndrome and ophthalmoscopically normal maculae. We found a marked reduction of sensitivity in the central 20 degrees and reduced rod- and cone-mediated mesopic visual function. Our findings extend previous electrophysiological data that suggest an outer retinal involvement of cone pathways and present a case with rod and cone impairment mediated via the magnocellular pathway in uncomplicated tilted disc syndrome.

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ID Code: 37669
Item Type: Journal Article
Funders: ARC
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Keywords: Retinal function, Tilted disc syndrome, Microperimetry, MP1
DOI: 10.1007/s10633-010-9215-4
ISSN: 1573-2622 (online) 0012-4486 (print)
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NEUROSCIENCES (110900)
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
Current > Schools > School of Optometry & Vision Science
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Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Springer-Verlag
Deposited On: 04 Oct 2010 00:01
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2014 05:17

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