Assessment of Blindness in Patients with Uveitis

Blindness & Uveitis

  • Sanjeev Rohatgi Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Rama Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Kanpur
  • Malini Vohra Assistant Professor, Rama Medical College, Kanpur
  • Preeti Chaubey Senior Resident, Rama Medical College, Kanpur
  • Rajesh Ranjan Associate Professor, Dept. of Community Medicine, Saraswathi Institute of Medical Sciences, Pilkhuwa, Hapur, UP
Keywords: Blindness, panuveitis, uveitis

Abstract

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.

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Published
2019-12-30
How to Cite
Sanjeev Rohatgi, Malini Vohra, Preeti Chaubey, & Rajesh Ranjan. (2019). Assessment of Blindness in Patients with Uveitis. Asian Journal of Medical Research, 8(4), OT04-OT06. https://doi.org/10.21276/ajmr.2019.8.4.OT2