Functional visual acuity of early presbyopia

Yusaku Katada, Kazuno Negishi, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Yuta Shigeno, Megumi Saiki, Hidemasa Torii, Minako Kaido, Kazuo Tsubota

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Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate visual function in patients with early presbyopia using the functional visual acuity (FVA) test. Methods: This study included 27 eyes of 27 healthy older volunteers (mean age, 44.1 ± 2.6 years) and 14 eyes of 14 healthy young volunteers (mean age, 28.4±4.8 years). The distance-corrected visual acuity (DCVA), distance-corrected near VA (DCNVA), subjective amplitude of accommodation (AA), and distance and near pupillary diameters were measured. The distance FVA and distance-corrected near FVA (DCNFVA) were measured using the FVA Measurement System. The standard Schirmer test and standard tear break-up time measurement also were performed. Results: The logarithm of the minimum angle of resolution (logMAR) DCVA was better than 0 in all subjects. The percentages of subjects with logMAR DCNVA below 0 was significantly lower in the presbyopia group than in the young group. The DCNFVA in the presbyopia group was significantly (P <0.001) poorer than the DCNVA in that group. Significant linear negative correlations were seen between the DCNVA and AA (r = -0.507, P <0.001) and the DCNFVA and AA (r = -0.681, P <0.001) in the older subjects. Stepwise regression analysis showed that only the AA was a significant factor predictive of the DCNFVA in the presbyopia group. Tear function parameters were not adopted in the regression model. Conclusions: Measurement of the DCNFVA can detect decreased AA in early presbyopia better than measurement of the conventional near VA. The DCNFVA is a good index for early presbyopia.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0151094
JournalPLoS One
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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    Katada, Y., Negishi, K., Watanabe, K., Shigeno, Y., Saiki, M., Torii, H., Kaido, M., & Tsubota, K. (2016). Functional visual acuity of early presbyopia. PLoS One, 11(3), [e0151094]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0151094