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R. Narayanan, S. Jalali, R. S. Apte, A. B. Majji; Optical Coherence Tomography in Patients of Retinitis Pigmentosa From a Tertiary Care Center in India. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2007;48(13):3748.
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To study the macular pathology by optical coherence tomography (OCT) in patients with retinitis pigmentosa in India
OCT of the macula of 112 consecutive patients of retinitis pigmentosa was performed. Children below the age of 10 years and patients with hazy media were excluded from the study. Foveal thickness, presence of cystoid macular edema (CME), and epiretinal membrane (ERM) were analyzed.
OCT of 217 eyes of 112 patients were analyzed. The most common pathology seen on OCT was foveal atrophy, seen in 116 (53.5%)eyes. Cystoid macular edema (23 out of 217 eyes, 10.5%) and epiretinal membrane (12 out of 217 eyes, 5.5%) were relatively uncommon. The mean foveal thickness in patients with foveal atrophy was 110.9 ± 48.5 microns. Majority of the patients had a wide foveal contour.
Foveal atrophy is common, whereas CME and ERM are relatively uncommon in patients with retinitis pigmentosa in India.
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