Vision-related quality of life in patients with a history of
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A Study was conducted to assess the vision-related quality of life in adult patients with a history of primary congenital glaucoma that has significant impact.

In a cross-sectional hospital-based study eligible patients with a history of primary congenital glaucoma aged >18 were recruited in the study. Patients with secondary glaucoma and monocular patients were excluded. All patients underwent a complete ophthalmologic examination. The subjects were requested to answer a Persian approved version of the 25-item National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire (NEI VFQ-25) questionnaire.

Results:
--A total of 23 congenital glaucoma patients have enrolled in the study.

--The mean age was 29.22 and mean IOP was 13.82 and 15.69 in right and left eyes, respectively.

--The mean number of medications was 1.13 in the right and 1.30 in the left eyes.

--Among all scores of NEI-VFQ-25, the lowest score belonged to mental health 53.71 and the highest score was color vision score 83.69.

--Researchers found a significant influence of visual field defect on many subscales including general health and general vision (R=+0.65) and (R=+0.71) respectively.

--The Mean Defect (MD) was associated with low social functioning and peripheral vision too (R=+0.53) and (R=+0.76) respectively. Age had a negative impact on the general vision subscale (R=-.59).

Conclusively, this study showed that visual field defect was strongly associated with many subscales scores in (NEI VFQ-25) questionnaire.

Source: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1120672120977354
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