Contrast sensitivity was evaluated in 95 patients who regained a visual acuity of 6/6 following a contusional injury of one eye. The injuries occurred 2 to 12 years prior to examination. A book of printed sinusoidal grating patterns of varying contrasts and spatial frequencies was used, and 15 patients were found to have a significant difference in contrast sensitivity between injured and uninjured eye. Eight patients had abnormalities of the media or fundus, and in 2 patients amblyopia was probably a factor. Five patients had a defect in contrast sensitivity in their injured eye, although no structural abnormalities could be detected on full clinical examination. Alterations in contrast sensitivity appeared to be a sensitive indicator of functional abnormality in eyes which appeared normal on ophthalmoscopy and other clinical investigations.
Statistics from Altmetric.com
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.