Evgenia Konstantakopoulou

Learn More
The measurement of macular pigment optical density (MPOD) in the eye is often carried out using optical techniques based on heterochromatic flicker photometry (HFP). These require the use of two spectrally-narrow beams, one at the wavelength of maximum absorption of the macular pigment (MP) and the other in the long wavelength region of the visible spectrum(More)
The purpose of this study was to obtain additional information about the health of the retina (HR) by measuring the rate of loss of chromatic sensitivity with decreasing light level. The HR(index) is introduced to separate the effects of normal aging from early stage disease. For normal subjects the HR(index is largely independent of age (r(2)~0.1), but(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore the views of optometrists, general practitioners (GPs) and ophthalmologists regarding the development and organisation of community-based enhanced optometric services. DESIGN Qualitative study using free-text questionnaires and telephone interviews. SETTING A minor eye conditions scheme (MECS) and a glaucoma referral refinement(More)
BACKGROUND The establishment of minor eye conditions schemes (MECS) within community optometric practices provides a mechanism for the timely assessment of patients presenting with a range of acute eye conditions. This has the potential to reduce waiting times and avoid unnecessary referrals to hospital eye services (HES). OBJECTIVE To evaluate the(More)
PURPOSE To use optical coherence tomography (OCT) to investigate the qualitative and quantitative differences in the defects of the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) in subjects with high tension primary open angle glaucoma and subjects with normal tension glaucoma. METHODS RNFL was assessed with OCT in 21 eyes with high-tension glaucoma (HTG) and 20 eyes(More)
PURPOSE It is challenging to separate the effects of normal aging of the retina and visual pathways independently from optical factors, decreased retinal illuminance, and early stage disease. This study determined limits to describe the effect of light level on normal, age-related changes in monocular and binocular functional contrast sensitivity. METHODS(More)
PURPOSE Variability in central macular pigment optical density (MPOD) has been reported among healthy individuals. These variations seem to be related to risk factors of AMD, such as female sex, smoking, and ethnicity. This study investigates variations in the spatial profiles of MPOD among ethnicities. METHODS Using heterochromatic flicker photometry(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the chromatic sensitivity of carriers of color deficiency, specifically in relation to dependence on retinal illuminance, and to reference these findings to the corresponding red-green (RG) thresholds measured in normal trichromatic males. Thirty-six carriers of congenital RG color deficiency and 26 normal trichromatic(More)
PURPOSE The Laser in Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension (LiGHT) Trial aims to establish whether initial treatment with selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) is superior to initial treatment with topical medication for primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) or ocular hypertension (OHT). DESIGN The LiGHT Trial is a prospective, unmasked, multicentre, pragmatic,(More)
PURPOSE The laser in glaucoma and ocular hypertension (LiGHT) trial aims to establish whether initial treatment with selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) is superior to initial treatment with topical medication for primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) or ocular hypertension (OHT). DESIGN LiGHT is a prospective unmasked, multicentre, pragmatic, randomised(More)