The importance of measuring contrast sensitivity in cases of visual disturbance

Br J Ophthalmol. 1978 Apr;62(4):198-209. doi: 10.1136/bjo.62.4.198.


A description is given of a practical clinical test of contrast sensitivity and of the results obtained on a normal population. An account is given of recent physiological work which illustrates the potential usefulness of the method in ophthalmology, and the clinical results obtained by the author and others are summarised.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Eye Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Eye Diseases / physiopathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Retina / physiology
  • Space Perception / physiology*
  • Vision Tests / instrumentation
  • Vision Tests / methods*
  • Visual Acuity