Journal article

Elevated vernier acuity thresholds in glaucoma

AM McKendrick, CA Johnson, AJ Anderson, B Fortune

INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE | ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC | Published : 2002

Abstract

PURPOSE: In 1993, Piltz et al. observed that foveal vernier acuity thresholds for achromatic targets are elevated in patients with glaucoma. This study was undertaken to explore whether such elevated thresholds are present when subject groups are measured with targets of effectively equivalent contrast. Vernier acuity measures were also obtained with short-wavelength and frequency-doubled stimuli, to assess spatial hyperacuity performance in the short-wavelength-sensitive and magnocellular pathways, respectively. METHODS: Twenty patients with glaucoma and 19 subjects with normal vision participated. All subjects had visual acuity of 20/25 or better. Achromatic two-dot vernier thresholds were..

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