Visual acuity in patients with retinitis pigmentosa

Ibtisam Yunus Alruwaili, Vanishri Ashok, Ashok Kumar

Abstract


Objective: The present study is taken up to learn the visual acuity in patients with retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Methods: The current study was conducted in thirty male and female patients with in age group of 30-50 years and thirty age matched controls with retinitis pigmentosa. Vision testing was conducted by trained optometrician. Visual acuity was tested for distance vision using Snellen's test type placed at a distance of 6 meters from the student and near vision using near vision test type with the student holding the chart in his/her hand at a distance of approximately 30 cms from the face. Data was analyzed by SPSS 20.0. Statistical test used are student t test. P value less than 0.05 was considered significant. Results: There was no significant difference between cases and controls in demographic data. Decline in the visual acuity was more prevalent in cases when compared to controls. Conclusion: We have observed decline in the visual acuity in the patients with retinitis pigmentosa. We recommend further detailed studies in this area.


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