Glare recovery and age related maculopathy

Collins, Michael J. & Brown, Brian (1989) Glare recovery and age related maculopathy. Clinical Vision Sciences, 4(2), pp. 145-153.


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Summary -1. We investigated the dynamics of the glare recovery in a group of subjects with age related maculopathy (ARM), those with pre-age related maculopathy (PARM) and age matched controls pre-age related maculopathy subjects were distinguished as those with pigmentary disturbance at the macula, but still retainning 6/6 visiual acuity.

  1. Glare recovery is significantly prolonged in both age related maculopathy and pre-age related maculopathy groups in comparison with the controls. This delay in glare recovery extended to approx. 6 times that the controls in the case of pre-age related maculopathy subjects and 16 times that of the controls for age related maculopathy subjects. Contrast thresholds wre raised in both the age related maculopathy and pre-age related maculopathy group compared with the controls. Total glare recovery times were correlated with contrast thresholds.

  2. The measurement of glare recovery is a sensitive indicator of early functional loss in the retina of subjects with early ARM and those thought to be risk of developing ARM.

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ID Code: 912
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Michael J. Collins (email)
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ISSN: 0042-6989
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: 24 Mar 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 06:34

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