Diagnostic validity of clinical signs associated with a large exophoria at near

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dc.contributorSalud Públicaes
dc.contributor.authorCacho Martínez, Pilar-
dc.contributor.authorGarcía Muñoz, Ángel-
dc.contributor.authorRuiz-Cantero, María Teresa-
dc.contributor.otherUniversidad de Alicante. Departamento de Óptica, Farmacología y Anatomíaes
dc.contributor.otherUniversidad de Alicante. Departamento de Enfermería Comunitaria, Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública e Historia de la Cienciaes
dc.identifier.citationPilar Cacho-Martínez, Ángel García-Muñoz, and María Teresa Ruiz-Cantero, “Diagnostic Validity of Clinical Signs Associated with a Large Exophoria at Near,” Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 2013, Article ID 549435, 10 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/549435es
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dc.description.abstractPurpose. To analyze the diagnostic validity of accommodative and binocular tests in a sample of patients with a large near exophoria with moderate to severe symptoms. Methods. Two groups of patients between 19 and 35 years were recruited from a university clinic: 33 subjects with large exophoria at near vision and moderate or high visual discomfort and 33 patients with normal heterophoria and low visual discomfort. Visual discomfort was defined using the Conlon survey. A refractive exam and an exhaustive evaluation of accommodation and vergence were assessed. Diagnostic validity by means of receiver operator characteristic (ROC) curves, sensitivity (S), specificity (Sp), and positive and negative likelihood ratios (LR+, LR−) were assessed. This analysis was also carried out considering multiple tests as serial testing strategy. Results. ROC analysis showed the best diagnostic accuracy for receded near point of convergence (NPC) recovery (area = 0.929) and binocular accommodative facility (BAF) (area = 0.886). Using the cut-offs obtained with ROC analysis, the best diagnostic validity was obtained for the combination of NPC recovery and BAF (S  =  0.77, Sp = 1, LR+ = value tending to infinity, LR− = 0.23) and the combination of NPC break and recovery with BAF (S  =  0.73, Sp = 1, LR+ = tending to infinity, LR− = 0.27). Conclusions. NPC and BAF tests were the tests with the best diagnostic accuracy for subjects with large near exophoria and moderate to severe symptoms.es
dc.publisherHindawi Publishing Corporationes
dc.rights© 2013 Pilar Cacho-Martínez et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.es
dc.subjectDiagnostic validityes
dc.subjectLarge near exophoriaes
dc.subjectAccommodative and binocular testses
dc.subject.otherMedicina Preventiva y Salud Públicaes
dc.titleDiagnostic validity of clinical signs associated with a large exophoria at neares
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