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High and low contrast acuity and clinical contrast sensitivity tested in a normal population

Brown, Brian & Lovie-Kitchin, Jan E. (1989) High and low contrast acuity and clinical contrast sensitivity tested in a normal population. Optometry and Vision Science, 66(7), pp. 467-473.

Abstract

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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ID Code: 5660
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Self-archiving of the author-version is not yet supported by this publisher. For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details: j.lovie-kitchin@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: contrast sensitivity, high contrast charts, low contrast charts, visual acuity
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 1989 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Deposited On: 01 Dec 2006
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 17:16

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