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January 1985

Stereoacuity in Patients With Optic Nerve Disease

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology (Drs Friedman, Kosmorsky, and Burde) and Neurology and Neurological Surgery (Dr Burde), Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1985;103(1):37-38. doi:10.1001/archopht.1985.01050010041014

• Twenty-eight patients were given the Titmus stereoacuity test (TST). Seven-teen patients had documented optic nerve disease, and 11 had no known optic nerve disease. Thirteen of 17 patients (76%) with known optic nerve disease failed to achieve their expected TST scores, while only three of 11 (27%) of the patients without optic nerve disease fell into this category. Patients with reduced visual acuity secondary to optic nerve disease showed a disproportionately greater reduction in their TST scores than would be expected, based on Snellen's visual acuities.

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