[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.205.153.63. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
January 1984

Macular Degeneration

Author Affiliations

Mobile, Ala

Arch Ophthalmol. 1984;102(1):20-22. doi:10.1001/archopht.1984.01040030010005
Abstract

To the Editor.  —I would like to register some reservations concerning the article by Bloom et al in the June Archives (1983;101:925-926), entitled "Laser Interferometric Visual Acuity in Senile Macular Degeneration."

  1. The authors included in their study of patients with senile macular degeneration those with minimal yellowing of the nucleus and/or small, white peripheral anterior cortical opacities, ie, cataracts.

  2. In the patients with "clear media" and macular degeneration, the degenerative changes were divided into "dry type" and "wet type," but no other breakdown of diagnosis was given, eg, possible geographic atrophy of the pigment epithelium of the macula, macular cyst or hole, or clear subretinal fluid at the macula associated with subretinal neovascular membrane.

  3. The authors stated that oblique directions were used in testing the fringe pattern with the interferometer; however, those patients were not specified and this is important. (Resolution of grating pattern is better in

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×