Review of cataract surgery in patients with retinitis pigmentosa Yukihisa Takada 1 , Kumi Shirai 1 , Yuka Okada 1 , Shizuya Saika 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Wakayama Med Univ pp.515-520
Published Date 2013/4/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410104675
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Abstract. Purpose:To report the subjective and objective outcome of cataract surgery on patients with retinitis pigmentosa(RP). Cases and Method:This study was made on 7 RP patients who received bilateral cataract surgery in the past 5 years. The series comprised 3 males and 4 females. The age ranged from 39 to 71 years. Patients were asked by questionnaire regarding motives for surgery, visual function after surgery and subjective feeling after an average of 2 years. Visual acuity was evaluated as logMAR. Results:Visual acuity averaged 1.25±0.71 before and 1.11±0.85 after surgery. Five patients decided for surgery after recommendation by ophthalmologists. All the 7 patients had been expecting improved visual function after surgery. Visual function actually improved in 5 cases. There was no patient who regretted cataract surgery. Conclusion:There was a high rate of satisfaction after cataract surgery in RP patients. Detailed explanation is recommended prior to surgery.

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