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National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire: Usefulness in Glaucoma

Nassiri, Nariman*; Mehravaran, Shiva; Nouri-Mahdavi, Kouros; Coleman, Anne L.§

doi: 10.1097/OPX.0000000000000003
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ABSTRACT: The National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire 25 (NEI-VFQ-25) is the most commonly used patient-reported outcome measure to assess vision-related quality of life in patients with glaucoma. Glaucoma negatively affects the composite and several NEI-VFQ subscale scores; this effect is correlated with the severity of glaucomatous visual field loss. Contrast sensitivity, glare, and dark adaptation are potential items that could be added to the NEI-VFQ to make it more responsive to changes in vision-related quality of life in patients with glaucoma.

*MD, MPH

MD, MIH

MD, MSc

§MD, PhD

Glaucoma Division, Jules Stein Eye Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine,University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.

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Anne L. Coleman, Jules Stein Eye Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, 100 Stein Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095 e-mail: colemana@ucla.edu

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