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Assessment of visual performance in pseudophakic monovision.
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PMID:  19304093     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To assess the visual performance and acceptability of pseudophakic monovision and examine its relationship to age. SETTING: Department of Ophthalmology, Kitasato University Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan. METHODS: This retrospective study examined patients with pseudophakic monovision using monofocal intraocular lenses. Refractive errors, visual acuity at various distances, contrast sensitivity, and near stereopsis were measured. Patient satisfaction with monovision was evaluated using a questionnaire. RESULTS: Eighty-two patients (age 49 to 87 years) were evaluated. The mean difference in spherical equivalent refractive error between each patient's eyes was 2.27 diopters. Most patients had a binocular uncorrected visual acuity of 0.10 logMAR or better at all distances. For contrast sensitivity, binocular summation was observed at 1.5 to 6.0 cycles per degree. Near stereopsis was in the normal range, which was up to 100 seconds of arc. Questionnaire responses showed that 81% of patients (64% <60 years; 87% between 60 years and 70 years; 94% older than 70 years) were satisfied with the results. CONCLUSION: Pseudophakic monovision was an effective approach for managing loss of accommodation after cataract surgery in patients older than 60 years; however, a careful selection process is required.
Misae Ito; Kimiya Shimizu; Rie Amano; Tomoya Handa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cataract and refractive surgery     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1873-4502     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cataract Refract Surg     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-23     Completed Date:  2009-06-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8604171     Medline TA:  J Cataract Refract Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  710-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Rehabilitation, Orthoptics and Visual Science Course, School of Allied Health Science, Kitasato University, Kanagawa, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Contrast Sensitivity / physiology*
Depth Perception / physiology*
Lens Implantation, Intraocular
Lenses, Intraocular*
Middle Aged
Patient Satisfaction*
Prosthesis Design
Pseudophakia / physiopathology*
Refractive Errors / physiopathology
Retrospective Studies
Visual Acuity / physiology*

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