Visual acuity estimates in noncommunicative elderly persons.

  title={Visual acuity estimates in noncommunicative elderly persons.},
  author={Marcia S. Marx and Perla Werner and Jiska Cohen-Mansfield and E. Eugenie Hartmann},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  volume={31 3},
The acuity card procedure has been shown to provide reliable grating acuity estimates in pediatric patients. The current study was conducted to determine the usefulness of this procedure in another group of persons in whom conventional acuity measurements are not possible, ie, nursing home residents who suffer from dementing disorders. Binocular visual acuity estimates were obtained in 13 cognitively impaired nursing home residents. Test sessions took 20-30 min each. Both test-retest agreement… CONTINUE READING

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