Parallel pathways, noise masking and glaucoma detection: behavioral and electrophysiological measures

@article{Yates1998ParallelPN,
  title={Parallel pathways, noise masking and glaucoma detection: behavioral and electrophysiological measures},
  author={J. Terry Yates and Monique J. J. Leys and Marc Green and Wei Huang and Judie F. Charlton and Janis Reed and Bao-Zhong Di and James Vernon Odom},
  journal={Documenta Ophthalmologica},
  year={1998},
  volume={95},
  pages={283-299}
}
Purpose: We tested the hypothesis that because of their reduced neural efficiency, glaucoma patients should have increasingly impaired thresholds as external noise is added to a stimulus. Method: We compared the performance of 20 normals (mean age = 39 years) with that of 15 patients with early glaucoma or at very high risk for glaucoma (mean age 45 years). All patients had normal visual acuity. Contrast thresholds were measured on two sets of tasks: (1) behavioral and (2) sweep visually evoked… CONTINUE READING