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Patient with Stargardts Disease are Well Respond with Minimum Magnification - A Case Report

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 6)

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Page : 1511-1513

Keywords : Stargardt's disease; dome magnifier; spectacle mounted telescope; yellow filter; fluorescent table lamp;

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Stargardt's disease is a rare, inherited disorder of the retina which gradually loss of vision during childhood or adolescence. A case of 23 years old tribal female patient was referred from a medical college with the provisional diagnosis of Stargardt's disease to the low vision clinic. Since 4 years she was losing her vision slowly. Before that, she had no previous history of wearing spectacles. Even, she had no previous history of any systemic diseases related to the eye. On examination her distance visual acuity was 6/24 in RE and 6/24 (p) in LE; near visual acuity was N12 in BE. No visual improvement with regular spectacle correction. Patient was prescribed 2.0X Dome magnifier for near work and distance visual acuity was significantly improved up to 6/9 by 1.0X spectacle mounted telescope. The yellow filter was advised for reduction of photophobia and fluorescent table lamp for brighter illumination of reading object.

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