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R W Massof, D Finkelstein; Vision threshold profiles in X-linked retinitis pigmentosa.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1979;18(4):426-429.
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Absolute thresholds for blue-green and red stimuli were measured along the horizontal and vertical meridans in two patients with X-linked retinitis pigmentosa. From these data, we deduced that cones mediate detection of both stimuli in the central 10 degrees, there is a ring scotoma in the mid-periphery, and in the far periphery rods mediate detection of both stimuli. Conclusions drawn from the psychophysical measures about rod and cone function across the retina are in point-by-point agreement with the data of a recent electron microscopic study by Szamier et al. on the retina of a 24-year-old X-linked retinitis pigmentosa patient.
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