Abnormal Cambridge low-contrast grating sensitivity results associated with diabetic retinopathy as a potential screening tool

M. Abrishami, J. Heravian, A. Derakhshan, M. Mousavi, T. Banaee, R. Daneshvar, H. O. Moghaddam

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Abstract

Contrast sensitivity is proposed as a potential screening tool for the early detection of diabetic retinopathy. A cross-sectional study was performed in a tertiary referral university eye centre. A total of 80 diabetes patients were recruited and tests were performed on 154 eyes. Contrast sensitivity was checked using Cambridge low-contrast grating. Abnormal contrast sensitivity was observed in 27.1% of eyes with diabetic retinopathy, compared with 9.0% in unaffected eyes, a statistically significant difference. Cambridge low-contrast, grating is a potential screening tool for early detection of diabetic retinopathy by non-ophthalmologists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)810-818
Number of pages9
JournalEastern Mediterranean Health Journal
Volume13
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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