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Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2010 Jan-Feb;41(1):35-9. doi: 10.3928/15428877-20091230-07.

Optical coherence tomography findings in patients with retinitis pigmentosa and low visual acuity.

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2nd Department of Ophthalmology, Henry Dunant Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE:

To study the morphological features of the macula of patients with retinitis pigmentosa and visual acuities of 20/200 or less as examined by optical coherence tomography.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

In an observational case series study, 42 eyes (21 patients) with retinitis pigmentosa and visual acuities of 20/200 or less were evaluated by optical coherence tomography.

RESULTS:

Thirty-four (81%) eyes had atrophic retina (group 1) and 8 (19%) eyes had cystoid macular edema (group 2). The mean visual acuity was 20/1000 in group 1 and 20/300 in group 2. Epiretinal membrane was identified in 27 (64.3%) eyes.

CONCLUSION:

Optical coherence tomography is a more sensitive method in detecting macular pathology and can help in selecting cases where treatment may be applied.

PMID:
20128568
DOI:
10.3928/15428877-20091230-07
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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