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Clinical measures of central vision function in glaucoma and ocular hypertension.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3579709     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A generalized loss of visual sensitivity, even for foveal targets, has been reported as an early sign of glaucoma. In the present study of central vision, we used relatively simple and rapid clinical tests of color thresholds, color discrimination, and spatial contrast sensitivity to compare the vision of three age-matched groups of patients who had primary open angle glaucoma (n = 33) or ocular hypertension (n = 32) as well as normal subjects (n = 24). The largest sensitivity losses for both glaucoma and ocular hypertensive groups were disclosed by a color threshold test with blue lights designed to isolate the blue-sensitive pathways of the visual system. The loss of sensitivity for both the glaucoma group and the ocular hypertensive group is consistent with recent reports (from postmortem studies of human eyes) of extensive axon death even in the absence of glaucomatous field defects.
A J Adams; G Heron; R Husted
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of ophthalmology     Volume:  105     ISSN:  0003-9950     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  1987 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-06-25     Completed Date:  1987-06-25     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7706534     Medline TA:  Arch Ophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  782-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Color Perception*
Color Perception Tests
Glaucoma / diagnosis,  physiopathology*
Middle Aged
Ocular Hypertension / diagnosis,  physiopathology*
Space Perception
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