Accession Number : AD0695345

Title :   STATIC PERIMETRY IN YOUNG CHILDREN,

Corporate Author : EDINBURGH UNIV (SCOTLAND) VISUAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Lakowski,R. ; Aspinall,P. A.

Report Date : 24 OCT 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The Goldmann perimeter was used to study retinal sensitivity in different age groups with particular emphasis on the youngest (6-11 years). Results from the older subjects confirmed previous findings on the deterioration of sensitivity with age. It was also found that the younger the subject the lower the sensitivity at both fovea and periphery compared with the optimum level of performance of the 20 year old group, but by far the most dramatic difference occurred in peripheral sensitivity. These findings provide evidence of a developmental increase in peripheral sensitivity between 6 and 11 years. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VISION, CHILDREN), AGING(PHYSIOLOGY), DEGRADATION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), VISUAL ACUITY, THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY), EYE

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE