High and low contrast acuity and clinical contrast sensitivity tested in a normal population
Visual acuities obtained with a high contrast Bailey-Lovie chart (HCBL) and a low contrast Bailey-Lovie chart (LCBL) were compared with clinical contrast sensitivity function (CSF) measurements in a group of normal subjects with a wide range of refractive errors. We found high and significant correlations for the measurements obtained with the visual acuity tests and the CSF chart. These results indicate that the CSF test provides little additional information as a screening test in routine practice, and could probably be restricted in its use to patients in whom ocular disease is suspected.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Keywords:||contrast sensitivity, high contrast charts, low contrast charts, visual acuity|
|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 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins|
|Deposited On:||01 Dec 2006|
|Last Modified:||15 Jan 2009 17:16|
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