International Journal of Medical Ophthalmology

International Journal of Medical Ophthalmology

2019, Vol. 1 Issue 2, Part A
Evaluation and comparison of quality of life in different categories of low vision
Author(s): Dr. Geetanshu, Dr. Manisha Rathi and Dr. Sumit Sachdeva
Abstract:
Objectives: To study the quality of life (QoL) in patients with low vision and comparison of QoL in patients with moderate and severe visual impairment.
Material and Methods: Category 1 comprised of a total of 100 cases of low vision who belonged to category of moderate visual impairment and Category 2 comprised of a total of age matched 100 patients with low vision who belonged to the category of severe visual impairment.
Results: Mean age of Category 1 patients was 59.26±12.61 years and 60.49±9.75 years in Category 2 (p> 0.05). Mean comparison of various questions asked related to IOL during the study period was found to be statistically significant, when compared between the two categories. It shows that Category 2 people have more difficulty in reading ordinary print in newspaper, seeing how people react to things, going to street festivals / fairs and accomplish less than they would because of their vision. They relied too much on others because of their eye sight. Based on NEI-VFQ-25, Category 2 people have more difficulty in reading small print in telephone book, on a medicine bottle, or on legal forms, reading and outdoor activities.
Conclusion: Low vision affects quality of life of patients in both categories: Category 2 people have more difficulty in reading and outdoor activities to rely too much on other people because of their eye sight.
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Dr. Geetanshu, Dr. Manisha Rathi and Dr. Sumit Sachdeva. Evaluation and comparison of quality of life in different categories of low vision. International Journal of Medical Ophthalmology. 2019; 1(2): 29-33. DOI: 10.33545/26638266.2019.v1.i2a.17
International Journal of Medical Ophthalmology