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PURPOSE To assess the visual outcome after cataract surgery in a south Indian population. MATERIALS AND METHODS Population-based cross-sectional study of subjects aged 40 years or more. Three thousand nine hundred and twenty-four rural subjects from 27 contiguous villages and 3850 urban subjects from five randomly selected divisions were studied. All(More)
PURPOSE To examine the natural history of multifocal visual evoked potentials (mfVEPs) within 12 months of the first episode of optic neuritis (ON) in patients with possible multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS Twenty-seven patients with a first episode of ON, no previous demyelinating events, and MRI lesions consistent with demyelination were examined with(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relation between retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness and latency and amplitude of multifocal visual-evoked potentials (mfVEPs) in the postacute stage of optic neuritis in patients with early or possible multiple sclerosis. METHOD Thirty-two patients with clinical diagnosis of unilateral optic neuritis and magnetic(More)
AIM To compare performance of multi-focal and full-field Visual Evoked Potentials (VEP) in patients with optic neuritis (ON). METHOD 26 patients with unilateral ON were enrolled. Multi-focal VEP (MF VEP) was recorded using AccuMaptrade mark system. Four bipolar channels were analysed. Full-field VEP (FF VEP) was performed according to ISCEV standard using(More)
PURPOSE To investigate topographical relationship between amplitude of multifocal visual evoked potentials (mfVEP) and retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) thickness following acute optic neuritis (ON). PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty patients with a clinical diagnosis of acute unilateral ON between 6 and 36 months prior to the study and 25 age-matched controls(More)
OBJECTIVE Recent studies demonstrate significant thinning of the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) in multiple sclerosis (MS) non-optic neuritis (MS-NON) eyes. However, the pathologic basis of this reduction is not clear. The aim of the current study was to investigate the relationship of the RNFL thickness in MS-NON eyes with latency delay of the multifocal(More)
PURPOSE Loss of retinal ganglion cells in in non-optic neuritis eyes of Multiple Sclerosis patients (MS-NON) has recently been demonstrated. However, the pathological basis of this loss at present is not clear. Therefore, the aim of the current study was to investigate associations of clinical (high and low contrast visual acuity) and electrophysiological(More)
BACKGROUND Axonal loss is a major determinant of disability in multiple sclerosis (MS). While acute inflammatory demyelination is a principal cause of axonal transection and subsequent axonal degeneration in acute disease, the nature of chronic axonal loss is less well understood. In the current study, the relationship between degree of chronic(More)
PURPOSE Acute optic neuritis (ON) is often followed by recovery of visual function. Although this recovery is mainly attributable to resolution of the acute inflammation, the redistribution of ion channels along the demyelinated membrane, and subsequent remyelination, part of it may be the result of neural plasticity. In the present study, the(More)
PURPOSE To determine the prevalence of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and the associated risk factors in a rural population in southern India. METHODS Subjects aged 40 years or more (n = 3934) underwent a complete ophthalmic examination. Glaucoma was diagnosed according to the International Society of Geographical and Epidemiologic Ophthalmology(More)