Correlation between visual function and visual ability in patients with uveitis

Gardiner, A.M., Armstrong, Richard A., Dunne, Mark C.M. and Murray, P.I. (2002). Correlation between visual function and visual ability in patients with uveitis. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 86 (9), pp. 993-996.


Aim: To investigate the correlation between tests of visual function and perceived visual ability recorded with a quality of life questionnaire for patients with uveitis. Methods: 132 patients with various types of uveitis were studied. High (monocular and binocular) and low (binocular) contrast logMAR letter acuities were recorded using a Bailey-Lovie chart. Contrast sensitivity (binocular) was determined using a Pelli-Robson chart. Vision related quality of life was assessed using the Vision Specific Quality of Life (VQOL) questionnaire. Results: VQOL declined with reduced performance on the following tests: binocular high contrast visual acuity (p = 0.0011), high contrast visual acuity of the better eye (p = 0.0012), contrast sensitivity (p = 0.005), binocular low contrast visual acuity (p = 0.0065), and high contrast visual acuity of the worse eye (p = 0.015). Stepwise multiple regression analysis revealed binocular high contrast visual acuity (p <0.01) to be the only visual function adequate to predict VQOL. The age of the patient was also significantly associated with perceived visual ability (p <0.001). Conclusions: Binocular high contrast visual acuity is a good measure of how uveitis patients perform in real life situations. Vision quality of life is worst in younger patients with poor binocular visual acuity.

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Divisions: Life & Health Sciences > Optometry
Life & Health Sciences > Ophthalmic Research Group
Life & Health Sciences
Life & Health Sciences > Vision, Hearing and Language
Uncontrolled Keywords: visual function,perceived visual ability,quality of life questionnaire,uveitis,Ophthalmology
Full Text Link: https://www.ncb ... les/PMC1771270/
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Published Date: 2002-09
Authors: Gardiner, A.M.
Armstrong, Richard A. ( 0000-0002-5046-3199)
Dunne, Mark C.M. ( 0000-0001-9126-0702)
Murray, P.I.

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