International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Medicine Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 1, January 2015 | Rating: 6.9 / 10

Pattern of Retinitis Pigmentosa in Manipur among the Patients Attending Retina Clinic Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, Manipur, India

Vipin Singh | Yumnam Chingsuingamba | Archana Pawar [3]

Abstract: Purpose To evaluate the Frequency and Pattern of Retinitis pigmentosa in Retina Clinic of a Tertiary Care Hospital Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal. Introduction Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) comprises a group of hereditary eye diseases characterized by progressive degeneration of retinal photoreceptors that may result in progressive visual loss leading to legal or total blindness. Materials and methods Data was collected for all the patients diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa. Complete ocular examination and Fundus photographs were taken. Results of 749 patients attending retina clinic 67 cases were diagnosed with RP over a period of 3 years. Majority were males (68.65 %).28 were typical RP, 4 inverse RP and 1 case of retinitis punctata albescens. Majority of the cases presented at late stage, of the 134 eyes 61 are socially blind. Conclusion Rehabilitation services need to focused for improving social productivity. A thorough genetic pedigree, often with the aid of a genetic counselor, is essential in determining risk of future generations acquiring the disease.

Keywords: Retinitis pigmentosa, Optic atrophy, Cataract, Glaucoma, Visual rehabilitation

Edition: Volume 4 Issue 1, January 2015,

Pages: 181 - 183

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