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Ophthalmologe. 2007 Jun;104(6):474-9.

[Determination of visual function in legal assessment].

[Article in German]

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Ophthalmologische Rehabilitation, Universit├Ątsaugenklinik, Im Neuenheimer Feld 400, 69120, Heidelberg.


For the determination of visual function an objective assessment is essential. Basic ophthalmologic examinations such as measurement of visual acuity and perimetry are dependent on patient statements. If the patient is not being able to provide adequate answers, as is the case for small children or mentally retarded patients, or also if the accuracy of the patient's statements is doubtful or simulation or aggravation is suspected, the denoted function in the evaluation of visual acuity has to be checked on consistency using different examination methods, and the results of objective functional tests, such as electrophysiology and morphological features, have to be taken into account.

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