Table 3

 Values* of “area under the curve” of the receiver operating characteristics (n = 112)

TestGroups for comparison
Cataract versus no cataract (young and elderly)Cataract versus elderly without cataractElderly versus young
*A value of 0.5 indicates a random test; the closer to 1, the better the discriminative ability of the test
Right eye
Conventional stray light meter0.8810.8360.774
New stray light meter0.9160.8710.771
Nyktotest0.6820.6320.659
Mesotest0.6970.6580.613
Nyktotest with glare0.7360.6950.680
Mesotest with glare0.7640.7160.756
Visual acuity0.7840.7480.533
Contrast sensitivity0.8100.7670.547
LOCS III lens classification0.9290.8870.851
Left eye
Conventional stray light meter0.8970.8470.725
New stray light meter0.8810.8250.792
Nyktotest0.6930.6400.629
Mesotest0.7190.7030.525
Nyktotest with glare0.7500.7040.683
Mesotest with glare0.7720.7130.756
Visual acuity0.8460.8220.526
Contrast sensitivity0.8970.8640.594
LOCS III lens classification0.9570.9280.846
Both eyes
New stray light meter0.8950.8480.832
Nyktotest0.7370.6760.638
Mesotest0.6930.6660.584
Nyktotest with glare0.7940.7450.674
Mesotest with glare0.8130.7630.762
Visual acuity0.8390.8090.567
Contrast sensitivity0.9150.8710.547
Questionnaire0.8670.8320.576