Age-related maculopathy. II: The nature of the central visual field loss

Swann, Peter G. & Lovie-Kitchin, Jan E. (1991) Age-related maculopathy. II: The nature of the central visual field loss. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 11(1), pp. 59-70.


This is the second of three papers dealing with age-related maculopathy (ARM) and its effect on visual function (Swann, P.G. and Lovie-Kitchin, J.E. Age-related maculopathy. I: A review of its morphology and effects on visual function. Ophthal. Physiol. Opt. 10, 149-158 (1990)). We investigated the nature or character of the central visual field loss in ARM and pre-age related maculopathy (PARM) and compared them with age-matched normal subjects. Central visual fields were examined using the Friedmann Visual Field Analyser, Mark II, the Bausch and Lomb Autoplot Tangent Screen and Amsler charts. The central visual field defects in ARM were predominantly pracentral with a relative sparing of foveal sensitivity. PARM subjects did not show significant visual field defects. However, three PARM subjects did show slight distortions with the Amsler charts. The third paper in this series will compare the efficacy of the three methods of visual field investigation in the detection of these defects.

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Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 0275-5408
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 1991 Blackwell Publishing
Deposited On: 01 Dec 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 07:16

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