Hafsa Malik, Imran Saleem Channar.
Activities of Daily Living (ADL) in patients Undergoing Laser Photocoaulation for High Risk PDR.
Ophthalmol Update Jan ;15(3):236-9.

Purpose: To evaluate the effect of PRP on ADL in patients having PDR. Material and Methods: 30 patients (13 Males, 17 Females) with PDR and undergoing PRP were included in this study. Visual Function Questionnaire (VFQ-25) developed by the National Eye Institute (NEI) of America, was used to evaluate the ADL before and after PRP. The VFQ-25 was filled in by the authors before and at 6 months after the completion of PRP in order to compare any changes in ADL. The pre and post treatment VFQ-25 scores were compared using paired t-test. Results: Mean VFQ-25 composite score before PRP was 74.79 � 15.7 and after PRP it was 74.08 � 19.1 (p = 0.875). The difference between pre and post PRP VFQ-25 composite scores was not statistically significant. Conclusion: PRP treatment has insignificant detrimental effect on activities of daily life in patients having PDR.

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