Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Klin Monbl Augenheilkd. 2013 Dec;230(12):1213-9. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1360125. Epub 2013 Dec 10.

[Comparison of dysphotopsia effects in phakic and pseudophakic eyes using Rostock glare perimeter].

[Article in German]

Author information

1
Augenheilkunde, Universtätsklinikum Rostock.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Pseudophakic dysphotopsia as unwanted side effect after cataract surgery are becoming increasingly important. The so-called glare perimetry allows a realistic quantification of these phenomena. The article presents the method on the example of healthy subjects and pseudophakic patients.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

Using glare perimetry phakic and pseudophakic subjects were examined for differences in disability glare. For this, data from 60 phakic persons of different ages (45 ± 17.1 years) were used. As pseudophakic subjects 31 carriers of monofocal lenses (70 ± 6.7 years) and 25 carriers of multifocal lenses (71 ± 8.5 years) were tested.

RESULTS:

Disability glare was significantly smaller in the phakic group (1.00 ± 0.336°) than in the pseudophakic group (1.56 ± 0.622°). Among the pseudophakic eyes those with a multifocal lens (1.69 ± 0.367°) were significantly more sensitive to glare than those with a monofocal lens (1.43 ± 0.492°).

CONCLUSION:

Glare perimetry allows an objective quantification of effects of dysphotopsia under realistic conditions. Pseudophakic eyes show a higher sensitivity to glare than eyes with the natural clear lens. Here, eyes with multifocal lenses prove to be particularly sensitive to glare.

PMID:
24327284
DOI:
10.1055/s-0033-1360125
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart, New York
    Loading ...
    Support Center