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Title: Sight-dependent quality of life and ophthalmic findings in a group of Brazilian patients with multiple sclerosis
Other Titles: Qualidade de vida visual e achados oftálmicos em um grupo de pacientes brasileiros com esclerose múltipla
Authors: Fragoso, Yara Dadalti [UNIFESP]
Nosé, Ricardo Menon
Nosé, Regina Aidar Menon
Nosé, Walton [UNIFESP]
Vieira, Simone
Finkelsztejn, Alessandro
Univ Metropolitana SAntos UNIMES
MS Reference Ctr DRS IV
Eye Clin Day Hosp
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Univ Metropolitana Santos
Hosp Clin Porto Alegre
Keywords: multiple sclerosis
ophthalmology
visual acuity
visual fields
optic coherence tomography
quality of life
Issue Date: 1-Oct-2011
Publisher: Assoc Arquivos Neuro- Psiquiatria
Citation: Arquivos De Neuro-psiquiatria. Sao Paulo Sp: Assoc Arquivos Neuro- Psiquiatria, v. 69, n. 5, p. 809-813, 2011.
Abstract: Objective: To assess the visual quality of life in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), and to observe whether this parameter could be correlated to the findings of the ophthalmologic examination. Method: The translated and validated 25-Item National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire (VFQ-25) was used to assess the visual quality of life. Clinical data on MS, visual acuity, visual fields, optic coherence tomography (OCT) and disc cupping were used for assessing correlation with VFQ-25. Results: The mean VFQ-25 value was 78.6+/-18.2% in 27 patients. VFQ-25 did not correlate with patients' ages, with disability (EDSS), disease duration or medication use. Visual acuity showed a relatively poor (<60%) correlation to VFQ-25, while no correlation could be established between visual fields, OCT and disc cupping with VFQ-25. Conclusion: MS patients present several alterations in their eyes and sight that cannot be assessed by isolated measures. Ophthalmological examination of these patients must include many parameters not usually used in standard ophthalmologic consultations.
URI: http://repositorio.unifesp.br/11600/42752
ISSN: 0004-282X
Other Identifiers: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2011000600016
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