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Br J Ophthalmol. 1990 June; 74(6): 358.
PMCID: PMC1042127

Contrast sensitivity function and pituitary adenoma: a study of 40 cases.


The authors studied the contrast sensitivity function in 40 patients with pituitary adenoma. It seems to be a good index of compression of the visual pathway in this disease, but it lacks specificity and it cannot be used alone.

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