The Changes in Contrast Sensitivity and Glare Sensitivity when Wearing Circle Contact Lenses after the Refractive Surgery

시력교정술 후 써클콘택트렌즈 착용 시 대비감도 및 눈부심감도 변화

  • Kwon, Ki Nam (Dept. of Optometry, Seoul National University of Science and Technology) ;
  • Park, Sang Hee (Dept. of Optometry, Kaya University) ;
  • Kim, So Ra (Dept. of Optometry, Seoul National University of Science and Technology) ;
  • Park, Mijung (Dept. of Optometry, Seoul National University of Science and Technology)
  • 권기남 (서울과학기술대학교 안경광학과) ;
  • 박상희 (가야대학교 안경광학과) ;
  • 김소라 (서울과학기술대학교 안경광학과) ;
  • 박미정 (서울과학기술대학교 안경광학과)
  • Received : 2016.02.02
  • Accepted : 2016.03.11
  • Published : 2016.03.31


Purpose: In the present study, the effect of circle contact lenses wear on contrast sensitivity and glare sensitivity in a refractive surgery group was investigated. Methods: The contrast sensitivity and glare sensitivity were evaluated using by CGT-1000 for a non-refractive surgery group as control group(40 eyes) and a refractive surgery group(30 eyes) applied plano circle contact lenses, and pupil size was also measured. The correlation between contrast/glare sensitivity and the pupil size was analyzed. Results: In the refractive surgery group, contrast sensitivity in the range of high spatial frequency decreased with wearing circle contact lenses, and amount of decrease for the refractive surgery group was larger than for the control group. The correlation between pupil size and the change of contrast sensitivity was decreased by wearing circle contact lenses, and the correlation was lower in the refractive surgery group than the control group. Furthermore, the wear of circle contact lenses affected on glare sensitivity. In analyzing the change of glare sensitivity by pupil size, the glare was larger in the refractive surgery group than control group. Circle contact lenses in refractive surgery group were not fitted on the center of cornea. Conclusions: In the present study, it is suggested that the sufficient understanding and consideration about the decrease of contrast sensitivity and the increase of glare by wearing circle contact lenses after the refractive surgery is necessary.

목적: 본 연구에서는 써클콘택트렌즈의 착용이 시력교정술을 받은 눈에서의 대비감도 및 눈부심감도에 미치는 영향을 알아보고자 하였다. 방법: 시력교정술을 받지 않은 40안과 시력교정술을 받은 30안에 무도수의 써클콘택트렌즈를 착용시킨 후 CGT-1000을 이용하여 대비감도와 눈부심감도를 평가하였으며, 동공크기를 측정하여 대비감도 및 눈부심감도와 동공크기와의 상관관계를 분석하였다. 결과: 시력교정술을 받은 경우 써클콘택트렌즈 착용으로 고영역대 공간주파수에서는 대비감도의 저하가 나타났으며 시력교정술을 받지 않은 군보다 그 정도가 더 크게 나타났다. 써클콘택트렌즈 착용으로 인해 동공크기와 대비감도 변화와의 상관성이 작아졌으며 시력교정술을 받은 군에서 상관성이 더 작아졌다. 또한, 써클콘택트렌즈 착용은 눈부심에 더 크게 영향을 미치는 것으로 나타났으며, 동공크기에 따른 눈부심감도의 변화분석에서도 시력교정술을 받지 않은 군에서 눈부심을 더 크게 느끼는 것으로 나타났다. 시력교정술을 받은 각막에서의 써클콘택트렌즈는 각막의 중심부에 위치하지 못하였다. 결론: 본 연구에서는 시력교정술 후 써클콘택트렌즈 착용으로 인해 대비감도가 저하되며 눈부심이 증가되므로 이에 대한 충분한 이해와 고려가 필요함을 제안한다.


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