Frequency of low vision patient and their causes presenting in Madinah Teaching Hospital, Pakistan


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Title Frequency of low vision patient and their causes presenting in Madinah Teaching Hospital, Pakistan
Creator Iqbal, Fatima
Khalil, Iqra
Khalil, Hafiza Ayesha
Sadiq, Mariam
Noor, Hafiza Azka
zahid, Mavra

Description Aim The aim of our study to determine the frequency of low vision patient and their causes presenting in Madinah Teaching Hospital nbsp Methods patients were screened in the duration of five month from JAN to MAY subjects were taken as a low vision patient according to WHO whose visual acuity was less than with correction The main causes of low vision were observed high refractive errors retinitis pigmentosa cataract glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy all patients presenting in ophthalmology department with either gender and age ranging from years Uncooperative and mentally retarded persons were excluded in our study After complete history we examined the all individual rsquo s visual acuity with log mar chart color vision with ishihara and contrast sensitivity with Pelli robson chart Data was entered in to SPSS latest version and analyzed by descriptive analysis nbsp Results The most common cause determined that is retinitis pigmentosa cataract glaucoma diabetic retinopathy other causes are nystagmus high refractive error maculopathy retinal detachment vitreous hemorrhages albinism central retinal vein occlusion optic atrophy keratoconus age related macular degeneration and stargardts disease in those subjects Functional vision component was also assessed Patients with decrease visual acuity recorded were contrast sensitivity color vision patient were suffering from distance vision problem patient were near vision problem patient were night vision problem patient were day vision problem patient were glare problem and patient were mobility problem nbsp Conclusion Retinitis pigmentosa was the most serious cause of low vision We observed that in functional vision the color vision was most affected There is no proper low vision setup in Faisalabad so that we want to make a proper low vision setup for those patients who were presented in such a big quantity in the duration of four months
Publisher Advances in Ophthalmology & Visual System
Date 2019-12-01
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Source Advances in Ophthalmology & Visual System; Vol 9, No 9 (2019): Issue 6
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Fatima Fatima Iqra Iqra Hafiza Ayesha Hafiza Ayesha Mariam Mariam Hafiza Azka Hafiza Azka Mavra Mavra

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