Contrast sensitivity decreases after surgery for macula-on RRD

Contrast sensitivity decreased after surgery for macula-on rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, and the extent of the retinal tear played a role in the decrease.A prospective study comprised 84 eyes of 84 patients with unilateral macula-on rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) who successfully underwent scleral buckling or pars plana vitrectomy. Contralateral healthy eyes comprised the control group.LogMAR best corrected visual acuity and contrast sensitivity at four spatial frequencies — 3, 6, 12 and 18 cycles/degree — were measured before and after surgery for macula-on RDD.

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