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The repeatability and validity of dynamic retinoscopy in assessing the accommodative response.

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McClelland, Julie and Saunders, Kathryn (2003) The repeatability and validity of dynamic retinoscopy in assessing the accommodative response. Ophthalmic & physiological optics : the journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists), 23 (3). pp. 243-50. [Journal article]

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Dynamic retinoscopy (DR) is an objective technique that has been used successfully to examine accommodative function of non-communicative patients. However, there are few studies examining its repeatability and validity. This paper addresses the repeatability and validity of a form of DR (a modified Nott technique), by comparing results to the Shin-Nippon SRW-5000 Autorefractor whose validity and repeatability have previously been demonstrated. Accommodative responses of 41 subjects (aged 6-43 years) were assessed using DR and the Shin-Nippon SRW-5000 Autorefractor. Three different target demands were used (10, 6 and 4 D). DR was shown to be repeatable for all target demands (paired t-test, p > 0.05). The results demonstrated good agreement between the autorefractor and DR. The results of the present study suggest that DR is a repeatable and valid objective technique for assessing accommodative function.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Vision
ID Code:1050
Deposited By:Professor Kathryn Saunders
Deposited On:25 Nov 2009 16:50
Last Modified:15 Mar 2011 16:26

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