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Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 1996 May;16(3):189-95.

Effect of naturally occurring visual acuity differences between two eyes in stereoacuity.

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Optometry Section, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.


Stereoacuity was measured in 30 subjects with a naturally occurring visual acuity (VA) difference between the eyes. The stereoacuity was measured by a modified Howard's apparatus using the staircase method and VA was measured with log MAR charts. Stereoacuity was worse in subjects with a large VA difference between the two eyes; the correlation between stereoacuity and VA difference was significant (r = 0.76, P < 0.001). Neither the VA of the worse eye nor of the better eye contributed to the reduction in stereoacuity. The deterioration was more obvious if VA difference between the two eyes was one line or more (correlation coefficient, r= 0.88, P < 0.001). This study also reinforces the use of a > or = 70% stereothreshold when attempt stereoacuity results to compare with other studies.

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