Visual function in patients with choroidal neovascularization resulting from age-related macular degeneration: the importance of looking beyond visual acuity.

@article{Fletcher2006VisualFI,
  title={Visual function in patients with choroidal neovascularization resulting from age-related macular degeneration: the importance of looking beyond visual acuity.},
  author={Donald C. Fletcher and Ronald A Schuchard},
  journal={Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry},
  year={2006},
  volume={83 3},
  pages={178-89}
}
PURPOSE A detailed understanding of overall quality of vision may help primary care physicians, optometrists, and general ophthalmologists to improve the care of patients with choroidal neovascularization (CNV) resulting from age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS Published literature was reviewed using Medline searches and the authors' knowledge of the field. RESULTS Both visual acuity and contrast sensitivity are strongly associated with the ability to perform vision-related… CONTINUE READING