Correlation of aberrations with visual acuity and symptoms

Maria Regina Chalita, Ronald R. Krueger

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Standard refractive surgery (photorefractive keratectomy and laser in situ keratomileusis) induces optical changes in the wavefront aberrations of the eye. Higher-order optical changes are induced, especially spherical aberration and coma. Wavefront sensing performed after refractive surgery has revealed a decrease in low-contrast acuity and contrast sensitivity, comprising the patient's night vision and leading to symptoms such as halos, starburst, and glare.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-142
Number of pages8
JournalOphthalmology Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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