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dc.contributor.authorFerraro, John G.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPollard, Tamaraen_US
dc.contributor.authorMULLER, ANDREASen_US
dc.contributor.authorLamoureux, Ecosse L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Hugh R.en_US
dc.identifier.citationFerraro, J. G., Pollard, T., Muller, A., Lamoureux, E. L., & Taylor, H. R. (2005). Detecting cataract causing visual impairment using a nonmydriatic fundus camera. American journal of ophthalmology, vol.139(no.4), 725-726.en_US
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dc.description.abstractTo assess the validity of a digital nonmydriatic fundus camera in detecting cataract as a cause of visual impairment. DESIGN: Diagnostic test comparison. METHODS: Photos of the anterior segment of 72 eyes were taken with a nonmydriatic fundus camera and assessed for cataract by two graders. Dilated biomicroscopy examination of the anterior segment of the same 72 eyes was then performed and cataract graded using the Wilmer scale. RESULTS: Grader 1 and 2 reported 90% and 94% sensitivity and 82% and 77% specificity, respectively, when the digital photos were compared with slit-lamp biomicroscopy in determining visually significant cataract. In addition, both graders showed similar subs al photos and slit-lamp biomicroscopy when assessed for cataract (unweighted kappa 0.87 and 0.92, respectively, for graders 1 and 2). CONCLUSION: The nonmydriatic fundus camera may be an alternative method for screening for visually significant cataract in the community.en_US
dc.subjectCentre for Eye Research Australiaen_US
dc.subjecteye researchen_US
dc.subjectvisual healthen_US
dc.titleDetecting cataract causing visual impairment using a nonmydriatic fundus cameraen_US
dc.typeJournal (Paginated)en_US
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Revieweden_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMedicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences: Centre for Eye Research Australiaen_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentSchool of Medicine: Ophthalmologyen_US
melbourne.source.titleAmerican Journal of Ophthalmologyen_US
melbourne.contributor.authorFERRARO, JOHN
melbourne.contributor.authorPOLLARD, TAMARA
melbourne.contributor.authorMULLER, ANDREAS
melbourne.contributor.authorLamoureux, Ecosse
melbourne.contributor.authorTaylor, Hugh
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