Relationship between halo size and forward light scatter



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Puell, María Cinta and Perez Carrasco, Maria Jesus and Palomo Álvarez, Catalina and Antona Peñalba, Beatriz and Barrio de Santos, Ana Rosa (2014) Relationship between halo size and forward light scatter. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 98 (10). pp. 1389-1392. ISSN 0007-1161

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Purpose -To determine the relationship between the size of a halo induced by a glare source and forward scatter or visual acuity (VA) in healthy eyes.
Method -Measurements were made in the right eyes of 51 healthy individuals of mean age 29.3±7.5 years. Halo radius was measured using the Vision Monitor and low luminance (1 cd/m2) optotypes presented at a distance of 2.5 m. The visual angle subtended by the radius of the halo was calculated in minutes of arc (arc min). Forward scatter or, straylight, was measured using the compensation comparison technique. Best-corrected distance VA was measured using high contrast (HC) (96%) and low contrast (LC) (10%) Bailey-Lovie logMAR letter charts under photopic (85 cd/m2) and mesopic (0.15 cd/m2) luminance conditions.
Results -Mean halo radius was 202±43 arc min (3.4±0.7°) and mean retinal straylight was 0.95±0.12 log units. Mean photopic distance HC-VA and LC-VA were
−0.02±0.06 and 0.12±0.09 logMAR, respectively. Mean mesopic distance HC-VA and LC-VA were 0.35±0.11 and 0.74±0.11 logMAR, respectively. Forward stepwise regression analysis revealed that halo radius was significantly correlated with straylight (r=0.45) and mesopic LC-VA (r=0.48), but not with photopic HC-VA
and/or LC-VA and mesopic HC-VA.
Conclusions -In healthy eyes, the larger the halo size induced by a given glare source, the greater the forwardscatter (straylight) and worse the mesopic LC-VA. Halo size seems to be independent of photopic HC-VA or LC-VA and mesopic HC-VA.

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Publicado online: 9 de mayo de 2014

Uncontrolled Keywords:Night-vision disturbances ; In-situ keratomileusis ; Retinal image quality ; Intraocular straylight ; Visual acuity ; Glare ; Lasik ; Cataract ; Aged eye
Subjects:Medical sciences > Optics > Low vision
Medical sciences > Optics > Optometry
Medical sciences > Optics > Visual perception
Medical sciences > Optics > Lasers
ID Code:33273
Deposited On:28 Sep 2015 14:31
Last Modified:28 Sep 2015 14:31

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