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  • A P Ginsburg
  • 1984
A new contrast sensitivity vision chart has been tested and compared to an automated video-based vision tester on 83 observers whose ages ranged from 9 to 75 years. Good agreement was found between the contrast sensitivity measurements obtained from the vision chart and the automated tester for similar population and age variations. These results suggest(More)
Photoaversion, or light-induced interference with visual comfort and performance, has been a recognised but poorly documented symptom in retinitis pigmentosa (RP). We found that a majority of our RP patients complained of photoaversion even in the absence of significant cataract. RP patients had reduced contrast sensitivity relative to normal people, but(More)
Contrast sensitivity was found to be better than visual acuity for predicting a pilot's ability to detect a small, semi-isolated, air-to-ground target. Eleven instructor pilots had their acuity measured by both conventional and contrast sensitivity methods. Scotopic contract sensitivity showed the highest correlation with slant detection range (0.83).(More)
Experiments are reported which have been designed to establish what features of a pair of figures can be used as an input for apparent motion. The display consisted of a central figure, A, which appeared briefly and was followed immediately afterwards by two figures, B and C, which appeared on either side of the original location of A. Figure A can thus(More)
Threshold contrast sensitivity functions for 13 subjects were determined on 5 consecutive days using three psychophysical methods. Each method was implemented on a microprocessor controlled display system and considered as a possible candidate for a rapid visual screening test. The methods used were Bekesy tracking, method of adjustment, and method of(More)
Magnitude estimation experiments show that perceived contrast for both sine and square waves is a linear function of stimulus contrast. The suprathreshold sine:square ratio required for equal perceived contrast derived from these data was verified by contrast matching experiments. These findings imply a high degree of linearity in suprathreshold visual(More)