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January 1972

Glare and the Scatter of Light in the VitreousEffect in Postoperative Retinal Detachment Patients

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Retina Research, Retina Foundation, the Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and the Harvard Medical School, Boston.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;87(1):12-15. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000020014002

Ninety patients who had previous retinal detachment surgery involving diathermy were studied for sensitivity to scotomatic glare and were examined for vitreous turbidity. A positive correlation is demonstrated between the level of illumination required for recognition of a target in the presence of a glare source and the scatter of light in the vitreous.