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Minerva Oftalmologica 2003 September-December;45(3-4):57-62

language: Italian

Combined measurement of visual acuity and contrast sensitivity in patients with juvenile macular degeneration

Gandolfo E., Rossi Brunori P., Morescalchi F., Zinzini E., Moreni S., Musig A.


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The authors present the results of a combined evaluation of residual visual acuity and sensibility to contrast using the test performed by evaluation of visual capabilities in patients affected by juvenile macular degeneration, in order to show/prove the relationship between the effective patient's performance in reading and standard indexes. Data have been introduced in a calibrated framework in order to evaluate che reduction rate of contrast area. Twenty-eight patients has been examined (12 males and 16 females). The average age was 29.4; 20 patients (71.4%) were affected by myopic macular degeneration, 5 (17.9%) by Stargardt's syndrome, 1 (3.5%) by Best's maculopathy and 2 (7.2%) by Bull's eye maculopathy.

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