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  • 1
    ISSN: 1573-2622
    Keywords: Corneal dystrophy ; Glare ; Straylight
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Notes: Abstract The direct compensation method allows for an accurate determination of intraocular light scattering between 3.5 and 25 degrees of scattering angle and is suitable for untrained subjects. The method was used to study light scattering in four forms of hereditary corneal dystrophies. Light scattering is the basis of glare complaints and was compared with visual acuity loss. The findings corresponded to the complaint patterns: in central crystalline dystrophy light scattering can be much increased with relatively well preserved visual acuity. In posterior polymorphous dystrophy the reverse is true. In macular dystrophy (Groenouw II) and lattice dystrophy the situation is more or less intermediate between these two extremes.
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  • 2
    ISSN: 1573-2622
    Keywords: Glare ; Haze ; Keratectomy ; Myopia ; Photorefractive ; Straylight
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Notes: Abstract We performed a study to evaluate the influence on visual function of intraocular straylight after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). We present 4 eyes of 4 myopic individuals, who had contacted our clinic for keratorefractive surgical treatment. PRK's were performed with a Summit laser, using a 5 mm ablation zone. The straylight meter was used to measure the amount of intraocular scattered light, the physical cause of glare complaints, before and after PRK. This apparatus uses the direct compensation method to assess the amount of intraocular light scatter. The results showed a significant increase in straylight values, in the tested eyes, during the first two weeks after PRK. After the initial rise, straylight values returned to preoperative levels, except for two eyes that clearly developed a haze higher than grade two. Instead of returning to baseline levels, straylight values remained significantly higher in these eyes.
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  • 3
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    Documenta ophthalmologica 61 (1986), S. 327-333 
    ISSN: 1573-2622
    Keywords: stray light ; glare ; contrast sensitivity ; cataract ; corneal dystrophy
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Notes: Abstract For healthy eyes intraocular light scatter was investigated several decades ago. For pathological eyes, however, little is known. As clinical test several techniques have been proposed but none has gained general acceptance. A disadvantage of these tests was that quantities were estimated that related only indirectly to the amount of light scatter. We propose a method that gives a direct estimate of the light scatter. We studied patients with cataract, corneal dystrophy, iris and fundus hypopigmentation, etc. A remarkable finding was that visual acuity correlates rather weakly with the amount of scatter. Since, however, the amount of scatter causes a considerable loss of visual function, the results show that for these patients the visual acuity test gives a rather limited impression of their visual handicap. More attention to the problems associated with intraocular light scatter is needed.
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  • 4
    ISSN: 1573-2622
    Keywords: Diaphany ; translucency ; straylight ; glare ; light scatter ; X-linked megalocornea ; contrast sensitivity ; visual optics
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Notes: Abstract Intraocular straylight can be measured, in clinical as well as normal cases, by the direct compensation technique. Intraocular straylight is known to originate from the cornea, lens and fundus. We have studied a fourth source: the translucency of the iris and surrounding ocular wall. For lightly-pigmented normal eyes this source proved to be important. In the present paper results are reported from a patient with X-linked megalocornea. He had diaphany of the iris, as is common in these patients, and photophobic complaints. Quantitative measurements showed that the translucency was much increased so that the intraocular straylight was far above the normal level.
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  • 5
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    Documenta ophthalmologica 78 (1991), S. 177-181 
    ISSN: 1573-2622
    Keywords: Glare ; straylight ; contrast sensitivity ; light scatter ; disability glare ; discomfort glare
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Notes: Abstract An overview is given of the basic phenomena that may lead to glare complaints in patients. Prominent among them is increased intraocular straylight; this can be measured. Other causes may include: increased sensitivity to normal straylight, the length of (increased) light and dark adaptation times, (small angle) neuronal lateral interaction. Distinction must be made between disability glare and discomfort glare. Tests have been proposed to determine glare-induced loss of various visual functions. Often the test results are thought to be directly related to straylight but this may be untrue.
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