June 2020
Volume 61, Issue 7
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ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   June 2020
Classification of disease severity in Retinitis Pigmentosa
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Bushra Usmani
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Mustafa Iftikhar
    The Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • Marili Lemus
    The Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • Peter A Campochiaro
    The Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • Jose Alain Sahel
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
    Institut De La Vision, Paris, France
  • Hendrik P Scholl
    The Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    Ophthalmology, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • Syed Mahmood Ali Shah
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships   Bushra Usmani, None; Mustafa Iftikhar, None; Marili Lemus, None; Peter Campochiaro, None; Jose Sahel, None; Hendrik Scholl, None; Syed Mahmood Shah, None
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science June 2020, Vol.61, 3024. doi:
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      Bushra Usmani, Mustafa Iftikhar, Marili Lemus, Peter A Campochiaro, Jose Alain Sahel, Hendrik P Scholl, Syed Mahmood Ali Shah; Classification of disease severity in Retinitis Pigmentosa. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2020;61(7):3024.

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Abstract

Purpose : To develop a simple and easily applicable classification of disease severity in Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP).

Methods : This is a retrospective cross-sectional study. Visual acuity (VA), visual field width (VF) and ellipsoid zone width (EZ) were obtained from medical records of patients with RP. A scoring criterion was developed wherein each variable was assigned a score from 0 to 5 depending on its distribution. The cumulative score (from 0 to 15) was used to classify disease severity from grade 0 to 5. The scores were correlated with each other and the final grade. The grades were then correlated with age and disease duration.

Results : The median age (range) of patients (n=93) was 55 (12–87) years, 51% were female, 70% had been diagnosed within 10 years, and 50% had autosomal recessive disease. Most eyes (n=181) at least had a VA of 20/40 (67%), a VF of 20° (75%) and an EZ of 5° (76%). All scores were correlated with each other (r=0.509–0.613; p<0.001 for all) and with the final grade (r=0.790–0.869; p<0.001 for all). Except for grade 0 (5%), all grades were evenly distributed: 21% for grade 1, 23% for grade 2, 22% for grade 3, 17% for grade 4 and 12% for grade 5. Grades were correlated with both age (r=0.252; p<0.001) and disease duration (r=0.383; p<0.001).

Conclusions : We present a simple, objective and easy to use disease severity classification for RP which can be used to categorize and compare patients.

This is a 2020 ARVO Annual Meeting abstract.

 

Relationship among study parameters: (A) visual acuity and ellipsoid zone width, (B) visual acuity and visual field diameter, and (C) visual field diameter and equivalent diameter from visual field area.

Relationship among study parameters: (A) visual acuity and ellipsoid zone width, (B) visual acuity and visual field diameter, and (C) visual field diameter and equivalent diameter from visual field area.

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