Contrast sensitivity in central and paracentral retina in age-related maculopathy

Brown, Brian & Lovie-Kitchin, Jan E. (1988) Contrast sensitivity in central and paracentral retina in age-related maculopathy. Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 70(5), pp. 145-148.


Contrast sensitivity functions were measured in age related maculopathy (ARM) patients and age matched controls, in the central retina and 2 degrees, 5 degrees and 10 degrees in the paracentral retina. There was an overall loss of sensitivity in the ARM patients, both at the fovea and paracentrally, indicating that high and low spatial frequency mechanisms are affected and that the sensory loss is not confined to the fovea. This is in accord with our recent findings on low contrast acuity, dark adaptation and reaction time.

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ID Code: 5667
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: age related maculopathy, senile macular degeneration, contrast sensitivity function, CSF, paracentral retina
ISSN: 0816-4622
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 1988 Optometrists Association Australia
Deposited On: 01 Dec 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 07:16

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