THE ARDEN GRATINGS IN OPTOMETRIC PRACTICE

Keng Hung Maurice Yap, C. Grey, A. Collinge, M. Hurst

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Abstract

Abstract— The use of the Arden gratings (AO contrast sensitivity system) in optometric practice is evaluated. A total of 320 patients presenting for eye examination were screened with the gratings. Sixty‐four eyes (10%) gave abnormal grating scores although results from conventional examination techniques revealed no abnormality. Of the 110 abnormal eyes detected by routine examination techniques, 8 presented with normal grating scores, 6 with “borderline suspect” scores and 96 with abnormal scores. Used in isolation, the failure rate of the Arden gratings to detect ocular abnormality in the patient population was 1.3% and the “false positive” referral rate was 10%.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-183
Number of pages5
JournalOphthalmic and Physiological Optics
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Optometry
  • Sensory Systems

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