A critical review of the current portrayal of Metamorphosia captured in print

Lee, Nigel John (2018) A critical review of the current portrayal of Metamorphosia captured in print. Masters thesis, University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

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Abstract

Subjective visual distortion resulting from congenital, degenerative or traumatic eye conditions, can significantly impact upon an individual’s quality of life, particularly reading activities. Reading problems associated with metamorphopsia are reported in literature as well as in pictorial depictions highlighting print legibility issues. The accuracy of current pictorial depictions of metamorphopsia featuring print in relation to patients’ experiences is open to question, especially concerning the quantifying of metamorphopsia which could be instrumental in determining the accuracy of current depiction practice. Therefore, this research considers whether quantification of distortion plays a role within current depictions of metamorphopsia published in both clinical and lay literature. Throughout this study it appears that much of the popular published pictorial depictions purporting to represent distortion related reading problems- i.e. metamorphopsia captured in print, rely more upon artistic license than applied scientific/clinical rigour. This said, an emergent grounded theory surfaced implying that quantification of distortion can coexist with the qualitative expression of metamorphopsia via pictorial depiction creation, potentially leading to greater insights into viewing of such depictions

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Metamorphosia
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Divisions: Theses and Dissertations > Masters Dissertations
Depositing User: Sandra Stedman
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2020 12:10
Last Modified: 06 May 2020 11:33
URI: http://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/1248

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