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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 1996  |  Volume : 44  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 161-164

New standardized visual acuity charts in hindi and gujarati


1 S.C.L. General Hospital, Ahmedabad, India
2 CH. Nagari Eye Hospital, Ahmedabad, India

Correspondence Address:
Bakulesh M Khamar
S.C.L. General Hospital, Ahmedabad
India
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PMID: 9018994

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Conventional Snellen visual acuity chart has unequal difficulty score and irregular progression in letter size causing jumping effect at different visual acuity levels. There is also increase in number of letters from above downwards. Consequently one or two mistakes per line has different meaning of visual acuity at different levels. We designed a new visual acuity chart of fourteen lines in Hindi and Gujarati to facilitate standardization in visual acuity measurement. These charts are designed for use at six meter distance, and the illumination is provided from front. These charts provide a standardized way of measuring visual acuity using local languages.


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