FP170 : Prevalence, Causes and Frequency of Uveitis in A Major Referral Eye Institute in Eastern India

Dr. Alok Agrawal, A11583

Aims: The aim is to report the prevalence, causes and frequency of uveitic blindness in a major referral eye institute in eastern India.It is a retrospective, noninterventional patient population study.

Material and Methods : The study included 216 patients with uveitis who visited the uvea department during January 2013 to December 2013.

Statistical Analysis:  For statistical analysis Mc Nemar test was used. A p value of less than 0.05 was considered significant.

Results : 216 patients were included in the study; 116(53.7%) were male and 100(46.3%) females with mean age of 38.54 years ranging from from one year to 82 years. The largest number patients seen were 56 (25.9%) in age group of 40 – 50 years. Anterior uveitis was most common type of uveitis seen in 77 patients (35.6%) of the total uveitis patients. The most common complication noted was cataract 39.4% (85 patients).

Conclusion:  : Our study shows uveitis blindness in 7.9 % in a major referral eye institute in eastern India

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