Edge contrast sensitivity in optometric practice: An assessment of its efficacy in detecting visual dysfunction

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The utility of the Melbourne Edge Test (MET) in optometric practice was evaluated by screening 293 consecutive patients who presented for routine eye examination. The MET identified ocular abnormalities in 37 eyes. Of these, 36 also manifested a reduction of visual acuity. The incidence of “false positives” was 1.0%. The MET test failed to detect ocular abnormalities revealed by conventional examination techniques in 29 eyes (4.9%), of which 28 exhibited Snellen acuity losses.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)925-928
Number of pages4
JournalOptometry and Vision Science
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1987
Externally publishedYes


  • Contrast sensitivity
  • Melbourne edge test
  • Ocular pathology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Optometry

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