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retinopathy (PVR) in patients admitted for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment
Methodology: Study was conducted at Department of Ophthalmology, Lady
Reading Hospital, Peshawar. Study design was descriptive and study was carried
out in six months from June 1st 2014 to December 1st 2014. All the patients
with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) fulfilling the inclusion
and exclusion criteria were enrolled. Patients having rhegmatogenous retinal
detachment were collected and detailed history and complete ocular examination
including visual acuity, pupillary examination, slit lamp examination
and fundus examination were performed. Diagnostic criteria used was based
upon the presence of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment and PVR was diagnosed
on slit lamp biomicroscopy and indirect ophthalmoscopy. PVR was
further categorized into different grades (A,B and C).
Results: Study was conducted on 177 patients. Mean age was 47 years with
standard deviation±1.28. Eight percent patients had proliferative vitreo-retinopathy
in which 7% patient had Grade A PVR, 57% patients had Grade B PVR
and 36% patients had Grade C PVR.
Conclusion: Small number of patients were found to have PVR. Majority were
having age more than 40 years with slight male predominance. Grade B PVR
was the commonest identified in our study.
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