Author(s): Dr. Deepika Yadav, Dr. RK Gupta, Dr. VJ Bahl and Dr. Pallavi Kumari
Abstract: Background: Measurement of the visual field is the most important component for preventing the potentially blinding diseases.
Materials and method: After obtaining the written informed consent, all subjects were made to undergo a comprehensive ophthalmic examination. The study population included the patients visiting the OPD of the Ophthalmology department, Solan with the eye disease in which it was necessary to examine visual fields. The study population included the eye diseases in which it was considered necessary to examine for the visual field defects. The study sample was selected as per the inclusion and exclusion criteria.
Results: Majority of the study population in present study belonged to 50-59 years (23.81%) and 40-49 years (20.95%) age groups. The major cause for the visual field defects was Glaucoma (55.2%) followed by Neurological causes (11.4%), Cataract (9.5%), ARMD (4.8%), BRVO, CRVO (3.8%) and Optic neuritis (1.9%).
Conclusion: Visual field defects have a significant impact on the quality of life and should be considered mandatory in the rehabilitation process especially if the patient can perform perimetry.