Assessment of Blindness in Patients with Uveitis
Blindness & Uveitis
Background: Uveitis is an intraocular inflammation involving primarily the uveal tract. The present study was conducted to assess blindness in patients with uveitis.Subjects and Methods:The present study was conducted on 94 patients of uveitis of both genders. Detailed ocular examination was done by slit lamp biomicroscopy and direct/indirect ophthalmoscopy. In all patients, ocular symptoms, duration and recurrence were noted. Visual acuity was examined with the help of Snellen’s test type and field of vision was recorded with Bjerrum screen.Results:Out of 94 patients, males were 52 and females were 42. Anterior uveitis was seen in 30, intermediate in 15, posterior in 22 and panuveitis in 27 cases. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). There were 8 unilateral and 9 bilateral cases of visual loss in anterior type of uveitis followed by 10 unilateral and 7 bilateral in posterior uveitis. The difference was non- significant (P> 0.05).Conclusion: Authors found that there were higher numbers of visual loss patients in anterior and posterior type of uveitis.