Visual Acuity Loss in Retinitis Pigmentosa: Relationship to Visual Field Loss

Steven A. Madreperla, Rosalind W. Palmer, Robert W. Massof, Daniel Finkelstein

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Abstract

We compared visual acuity with visual field radius in 235 patients with typical retinitis pigmentosa and no evidence of other visual acuity-limiting problems (such as cataract or foveal cystoid edema). Results show a strong relationship between visual acuity loss and proximity to the fovea of the visual field border (shortest distance from the foveal center to the border of the V-4-e isopter) for these patients. Ninety-six percent of patients with central visual field radii greater than 30° have visual acuities of 20/40 or better; 32° of patients with central visual field radii smaller than 10° have visual acuity of 20/40 or better.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)358-361
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of ophthalmology
Volume108
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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