December 1994
Volume 35, Issue 13
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Measurement of ocular alignment with photographic Purkinje I and IV reflection pattern evaluation.
Author Affiliations
  • J C Barry
    Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital, RWTH Aachen University, Germany.
  • R Effert
    Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital, RWTH Aachen University, Germany.
  • A Kaupp
    Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital, RWTH Aachen University, Germany.
  • A Burhoff
    Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital, RWTH Aachen University, Germany.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science December 1994, Vol.35, 4219-4235. doi:
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      J C Barry, R Effert, A Kaupp, A Burhoff; Measurement of ocular alignment with photographic Purkinje I and IV reflection pattern evaluation.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1994;35(13):4219-4235.

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To provide reference data for the measurement of ocular alignment and of angles of strabismus with a new stationary photographic apparatus at near and at distance fixation; to verify quantitative relations between the data by comparing experimental data with theoretical predictions. METHODS: Use of Purkinje I and IV Reflection Pattern Evaluation in conjunction with a new stationary photographic apparatus; application of previously derived equations; simulation of angles of strabismus of 5 degrees and 10 degrees in the primary position. RESULTS: Data from 62 subjects with orthotropia show good linearity of measured angles in different directions of gaze; a 95% confidence interval for errors up to 18.6% in the simulated angles of strabismus; no need for individual calibration of the apparatus; no bias due to wearing of spherical corrections, and a detection threshold for microstrabismus of +/- 0.35 degrees. CONCLUSIONS: Data concerning orthotropic and simulated strabismus prove the accuracy of Reflection Pattern Evaluation to assess ocular alignment, for instance, for the diagnosis of strabismus in primary and secondary positions, at near and distance fixation. The measuring range can easily be extended to larger angles of strabismus.

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