Glare recovery and it's relation to other clinical findings in age related maculopathy
Subjects in this stiudy were classified into one of three groups, age related maculopathy (ARM) pre-age related maculopathy (PARM) and age-matched contraols. we measured glare recovery time, contrast threshold, colour discrimination (using the desaturated version of D-15 colour vision test), Amsler charts (conventional and at threshold) and questioned subjects regarding adaption difficulties. Those subjects designated as ARM and PARM, show significantly worse perfomance than age-matched norma;s on glare timre, contrast threshols and colour discrimination. They also report a greater incidence of subjective adaption difficulties in their daily lives. Total glare recovery time significantly correlated with contrast threshold, color discrimination loss, pressence of pigmentary disturbance at the macula, subjective adaption difficulties at at night and visual acuity loss. Glare recovery measurements in subjects with age related masulopathy provide a sensitive indicator of functional change which correlate well with many other clinical measures.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author. Michael J. Collins (email):firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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 Elsevier|
|Deposited On:||21 Mar 2005|
|Last Modified:||15 Jan 2009 16:34|
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