Association of presbyopic correction with changes in visual fields

Peter N. Dimitrov, Mukesh B. Nanjan, Hugh R. Taylor, Cathy A. McCarty

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of presbyopic correction on changes in visual fields caused by an alteration in outflow of aqueous humour. Visual fields were compared before and after introduction of presbyopic correction in participants of the Melbourne Visual Impairment Project. Height and slope of the 'Hill of Vision' were assessed by calculating median thresholds in the four sets of three eccentric points. Analysis of 101 eyes in the study group and 101 eyes in the control group shows higher decrease of the 'Hill of Vision' height in the group of participants who started wearing presbyopic correction, than in the group without presbyopic correction (P = 0.02). Intraocular pressure measured irrespectively of participant's accomodative activity was not significantly different between the two groups at both time points. These data suggest that the use of presbyopic correction is associated with changes in the visual field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-168
Number of pages4
JournalClinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2000


  • Aqueous humour outflow
  • Presbyopia
  • Visual field

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