Mechanisms of Visual Loss in Corneal Edema

Carney, Leo G. & Jacobs, Robert J. (1984) Mechanisms of Visual Loss in Corneal Edema. Archives of Ophthalmology, 102(7), pp. 1068-1071.


Although visual disability from corneal edema is a well-recognized clinical finding, it is not easily confirmed by routine visual assessment. A more reliable assessment of visual changes resulting from corneal edema of varying origins is achieved by measurement of changes in the contrast sensitivity function. The measurements can be sensitized by the presence of a glare source to allow a more accurate determination of the nature of the visual loss. Even in the absence of a measurable loss of visual acuity, corneal edema leads to diminished visual function. The magnitude and type of this loss is dependent on the origin of the edema and the site of the corneal response.

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ID Code: 3103
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Corneal Diseases/, complications, Edema/, complications, Vision Disorders/, etiology, Corneal Diseases/metabolism, Edema/metabolism, Humans, Oxygen Consumption, Research Support, Non, U, S, Gov't, Vision Disorders/diagnosis, Vision Tests, Visual Acuity
ISSN: 0003-9950
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 1984 American Medical Association
Deposited On: 24 Jan 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 14:54

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