Retinal image quality in albinos. A review

Ophthalmic Paediatr Genet. 1990 Sep;11(3):171-6. doi: 10.3109/13816819009020976.


This paper describes two of the factors which affect retinal image quality in oculocutaneous albinos. Contrast detection thresholds were determined to quantify the effects of intra-ocular light scatter and the consequences of continuous retinal image motion. The implications of these results on the limits of visual performance are discussed in the light of the accompanying foveal hypoplasia.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Albinism, Oculocutaneous / physiopathology*
  • Contrast Sensitivity
  • Humans
  • Nystagmus, Pathologic / physiopathology
  • Retina / physiopathology*
  • Scattering, Radiation
  • Vision Disorders / physiopathology