Accuracy of evoked potential refractometry using bar gratings

I. Rentschler, D. Spinelli

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We recorded cortical potentials evoked by phase-alternating square-wave gratings. Significant effects of varying the refractive power of the eye are obtained only at 5 cycles/degree (cy/deg) and above. The extrapolation to zero amplitude of the evoked response as a function of spatial frequency predicts the psychophysical visual acuity even for the myopic eye. As the sensitivity of meridional refraction using sufficiently fine bar gratings is better than 0.5 D it provides a suitable means for the measurement of astigmatism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-74
Number of pages8
JournalActa Ophthalmologica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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