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Investigation of Central Visual Fields in Patients with Age-Related Macular Changes

Atchison, David A., Lovie-Kitchin, Jan E., & Swann, Peter G. (1990) Investigation of Central Visual Fields in Patients with Age-Related Macular Changes. Optometry and Vision Science, 67(3), pp. 179-183.

Abstract

The effect of early macular pigmentary and drusen changes on the central visual field was investigated in elderly patients with normal visual acuities. Visual field measurements were taken with the Humphrey Field Analyser using its 24-2 and 10-2 full threshold programs. No significant differences were found between two patients groups, one with and one without the macular changes. We conclude that fine pigmentary changes and hard drusen do not cause changes in visual functioning and can be accepted as normal age-related changes.

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ID Code: 4783
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: age, related maculopathy, color vision, Humphrey Field Analyser, visual fields
ISSN: 1538-9235
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 1990 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Deposited On: 15 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 17:09

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