Documenta Ophthalmologica

, Volume 85, Issue 1, pp 13–19 | Cite as

The intraocular straylight function in some hereditary corneal dystrophies

  • T. J. T. P. Van Den Berg
  • B. S. Hwan
  • J. W. Delleman


The direct compensation method allows for an accurate determination of intraocular light scattering between 3.5 and 25 degrees of scattering angle and is suitable for untrained subjects. The method was used to study light scattering in four forms of hereditary corneal dystrophies. Light scattering is the basis of glare complaints and was compared with visual acuity loss. The findings corresponded to the complaint patterns: in central crystalline dystrophy light scattering can be much increased with relatively well preserved visual acuity. In posterior polymorphous dystrophy the reverse is true. In macular dystrophy (Groenouw II) and lattice dystrophy the situation is more or less intermediate between these two extremes.

Key words

Corneal dystrophy Glare Straylight 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. J. T. P. Van Den Berg
    • 1
    • 2
  • B. S. Hwan
    • 1
  • J. W. Delleman
    • 1
  1. 1.The Netherlands Ophthalmic Research InstituteAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Laboratory of Medical Physics and InformaticsUniversity of AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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