Problems of Spectacle Wearing Aphakes

Atchison, David A. (1983) Problems of Spectacle Wearing Aphakes. Australian Journal of Optometry, 66(6), pp. 216-219.


A questionnaire was presented to thirteen aphakic patients in order to determine the important perceptual disturbances experienced by spectacle wearing aphakes and to determine the everyday tasks with which they have difficulties. The main perceptual disturbances were: reduced visual field, glare, sudden appearance of objects from the periphery, and difficulties with judgments of distance and size. The main task difficulties occurred with moving up or down stairs, moving about in crowds, driving, and crossing roads. Patients selected the following factors as being most important in aphakic spectacle lens design: increase in visual field, reduction in glare, and clearer vision when looking through the periphery of lenses.

Impact and interest:

1 citations in Scopus
Search Google Scholar™

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

ID Code: 4651
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information or for a copy of this article contact: David A. Atchison
Additional URLs:
Keywords: aphakia, questionnaire, spectacle lenses
ISSN: 0045-0642
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 1983 Optometrists Association Australia
Copyright Statement: The contents of this journal from 1998 to 2005 can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see link).
Deposited On: 17 Aug 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 07:08

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page