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Research Article

Efficacy of Microperimetric Biofeedback after Retinal Detachment

Enzo Maria Vingolo*, Francesca Verboschi, Daniela Domanico, Serena Fragiotta and Leopoldo Spadea

Department of Ophthalmology, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Polo Pontino, “A. Fiorini” Hospital, Via Firenze, 04019 Terracina (LT), Italy

*Corresponding Author:
Enzo Maria Vingolo
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Rome “Sapienza”
Polo Pontino, “A. Fiorini” Hospital
Via Firenze, 04019 Terracina (LT), Italy
Tel: +393486500312
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: February 01, 2014; Accepted Date: April 24, 2014; Published Date: April 26, 2014

Citation: Vingolo EM, Verboschi F, Domanico D, Fragiotta S, Spadea L (2014) Efficacy of Microperimetric Biofeedback after Retinal Detachment . Int J Phys Med Rehabil S5:005. doi: 10.4172/2329-9096.S5-005

Copyright: © 2014 Vingolo EM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Background: To evaluate visual recovery after rehabilitation with microperimetric biofeedback in patients submitted to surgery for retinal detachment. Methods: We have randomly divided 44 eyes of 44 patients after surgery for retinal detachment into two group: group A, 23 eyes, submitted to biofeedback training with microperimetry MP-1, 10 training sessions, once a week, ten minutes for each eye; group B (control group), 21 eyes, treated with common care strategy. We have compared best correct visual acuity (BCVA) of two groups at baseline, 6, 12 and 18 weeks with Student’s t test. Results: At baseline the mean BCVA was 0.6 ± 0.43 logMAR in group A and 0.66 ± 0.67 logMAR in group B (p=0.74). At 6 weeks after training the mean BCVA of group A was 0.27 ± 0.29 logMAR significantly better (p=0.02) than group B (0.67 ± 0.67 logMAR). At 12 weeks the mean BCVA was 0.18 ± 0.25 logMAR in group A better than the control group in which the mean BCVA was 0.60 ± 0.66 logMAR (p=0.01). At 18 weeks visual performances were still better in biofeedback group than in group B (p=0.01) in which the mean BCVA was 0.58 ± 0.68 logMAR. Conclusions: Microperimetric biofeedback allowed a better and faster visual recovery after surgery for retinal detachment than normal condition.

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