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Optic neuritis in Indian patients has a different clinical profile as compared to the caucasian population and has worse outcomes. Optical coherence tomography has an important role in the investigative profile of optic neuritis and multiple sclerosis and proves the presence of a sub clinical nerve fibre loss even in eyes without an attack of optic neuritis. Anisometropic amblyopia shows significant risk of recurrence with the risk being higher in patients of older age and a better visual acuity at stopping treatment. There is thus a need for proper follow up after stopping amblyopia therapy. Both glaucoma and myopia are important public health problems from the community ophthalmology point of view and causes for avoidable blindness in India. They should be managed with appropriate screening and early treatment.

The article was published by
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Indian Journal of Community Medicine (IJCM)
Volume / Volumen: 38
Number / Número: 3
First and last pages / Páginas inicial-final: 135-137
Year / Año: 2013
Month / Mes: july

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Principal institution where the research took place
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Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Delhi, India

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Bibliographic references
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Saxena R, Bandyopaddhyaya G, Singh D, Menon V, Sharma P. Evaluation of changes in retinal nerve fibere layer thickness and visual functions in cases of optic neuritis and multiple sclerosis. Indian J Ophthalmol 61(10):562-566, 2013.
Saxena R, Phuljhele S, Menon V, Gadaginamath S, Sinha A, Sharma P. Clinical profile and short-term outcomes of optic neuritis patients in India. Indian J Ophthalmol 62(3):265-267, 2014.
Saxena R, Puranik S, Singh D, Menon V, Sharma P, Phuljhele S. Factors predicting recurrence in successfully treated cases of anisometropic amblyopia. Indian J Ophthalmol 61(11):630-633, 2013.
Saxena R, Vashist P, Menon V. Is myopia a public health problem in India? Indian J Community Med 38(2):83-85, 2013.
Singh D, Saxena R, Vashist P. Glaucoma: An Emerging Paril. Indian J Community Med 38(3), 2013.
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R Saxena was invited by SIIC on
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2014, january 3
  The authors' report was accepted on
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2021, march 9
The authors' report was accepted on
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2021, march 9
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2021, june 7

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Glaucoma: An Emerging Peril

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