Articles: PDF OnlyGlare and contrast sensitivity testing in cataract patientsKoch, Douglas D. M.D.aAuthor Information aReprint requests to Douglas D. Koch, M.D., Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, Texas 77030. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery: March 1989 - Volume 15 - Issue 2 - p 158-164 doi: 10.1016/S0886-3350(89)80004-5 Buy Metrics Abstract I measured contrast sensitivity and glare in 51 cataract patients who had Snellen visual acuities of 20/60 or better. The VCTS contrast sensitivity plates, the Miller-Nadler glare tester, Baylor visual function tester, and the Stereo Optical glare tester were used. Patients indicated that the Baylor visual function tester most closely reproduced their daytime glare symptoms and that the Stereo Optical glare tester most closely reproduced their nighttime glare symptoms. Scores on the Stereo Optical glare tester and VCTS contrast sensitivity chart statistically were most strongly correlated with patients' complaints and the severity of their lens opacities. Contrast sensitivity and glare testing are important adjuncts in evaluating patients who have visual complaints and yet have good Snellen acuities. © Williams & Wilkins 1989. All Rights Reserved.