Contrast sensitivity in pseudophakia and aphakia

Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 1986;6(3):297-301.


Contrast sensitivity was measured in pseudophakic and aphakic patients. No difference could be demonstrated between the contrast sensitivities of patients with anterior chamber/iris-supported and posterior chamber intraocular lenses (IOLs). Little difference was found between pseudophakics and aphakics. Interocular contrast ratios in five pseudophakic patients with normal fellow eyes revealed a range of contrast attenuation characteristics which may be attributed to the IOL and corneal and posterior capsule transmission.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Aphakia, Postcataract / physiopathology*
  • Cataract Extraction
  • Humans
  • Lenses, Intraocular*
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Period
  • Visual Perception*