1. Influence of Cataract Surgery on Optical Coherence Tomography and Neurophysiology Measurements in Patients With Retinitis Pigmentosa

    Influence of Cataract Surgery on Optical Coherence Tomography and Neurophysiology Measurements in Patients With Retinitis Pigmentosa

    Purpose To evaluate the effect of uncomplicated cataract phacoemulsification on the measurements of visual evoked potentials (VEP), pattern electroretinogram (PERG), and macular and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) using 2 spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) instruments, the Cirrus OCT (Carl Zeiss Meditech) and Spectralis OCT (Heidelberg Engineering), in patients with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), and to assess the reliability of the OCT measurements before and after cataract surgery. Design Observational cross-sectional study. Methods Thirty-five eyes of 35 patients with RP (20 men and 15 women, 45-66 years) who underwent cataract phacoemulsification were studied. At 1 month before and 1 month after ...

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