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A new Snellen's visual acuity chart with 'Indian' numerals.
  1. M Al-Salem
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Ibn-Sina Hospital, Kuwait.


    'Indian' numerals, which are popular among the Arab population, were used to devise a new Snellen's visual acuity chart. The new chart has the advantages of a reading chart. It keeps the patient's interest, does not miss alexic patients, and is quicker to perform. It is also devoid of the many disadvantages of a kinetic response chart (the capital E letter or Landolt's broken rings), especially that of the limited option of test objects.

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