Reproducibility of morphoscopic contrast sensitivity testing with the visual capacity analyzer

Hyung Kuen Lee, Hwan Koh, Chul Myong Choe, Chan Yoon Kim, Young Jae Hong, Gong Je Seong

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Purpose: To determine the reproducibility of morphoscopic contrast sensitivity test values in healthy subjects using the Visual Capacity Analyzer (VCA) (L2 Informatique). Setting: Institute of Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology, Yong-Dong Severance Hospital, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea. Methods: Five healthy volunteers were recruited for this study. With the VCA, 1 eye of each person was tested with different sized letters displayed on a computer screen at 11 spatial frequencies ranging from low (3.0 cycles/deg [cpd]) to high (30.0 cpd). The measurement was repeated 5 times under 2 screen luminance levels (maximum and 3 cd/m2) Results: Under maximum luminance background, the coefficient of variation (CV) and reliability coefficient (RC) at the spatial frequencies examined ranged from 4.3% to 35.0% and 89.1% to 99.8%, respectively. Under a screen luminance of 3 cd/m 2, the CV ranged from 0.5% to 15.9% and the RC, from 97.5% to 100.0%. Conclusion: At the spatial frequencies examined, morphoscopic contrast sensitivity testing using the VCA had a high level of reproducibility and may be useful in measuring a patient's visual function in the actual environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1776-1779
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of cataract and refractive surgery
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Sept 1

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Funding Information:
Supported by a grant of Korea Health 21 R&D Project, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Republic of Korea (02-PJ1-PG1-CH02-0003), and in part by Imoak Scholarship Foundation and a faculty research grant of the Department of Ophthalmology, Yonsei University College of Medicine.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems


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