Volume : V, Issue : XI, November - 2015

PATTERN OF RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA IN A TERTIARY EYE CARE HOSPITAL.

Dr. A. Tarakeswara Rao, Dr. J. Sahiti, Dr. Vvl. Narasimharao

Abstract :

 AIM: To study the profile of patients diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a Hospital based Retrospective study conducted at Govt. Regional Eye Hospital .Visakhapatnam. From Jan 2014 to June. 2015. The medical records of the patients attending retina clinic was analyzed from Jan 2014 to June 2015 and those diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa were identified. The age, gender, visual acuity and diagnosis was noted and analyzed. RESULTS: A total of 145 patients were diagnosed as having RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA. Males are more involved accounting for 53.4%.and 97% of cases it is bilateral. Maximum number of patients in the age group of 21–40 years. The most common type of RP is Typical RP. Conclusions: The high degree of consanguineous marriage might be responsible for the high number of cases found here. Retinitis Pigmentosa being a genetic disorder, makes genetic counselling the most important measure.

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DR.A.TARAKESWARA RAO, DR.J.SAHITI, DR.VVL.NARASIMHARAO / PATTERN OF RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA IN A TERTIARY EYE CARE HOSPITAL. / Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.5, Issue : 11 November 2015


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